The American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented three member companies with Responsible Care Company of the Year Awards. This year's winners are Infineum USA LP, Merisol USA LLC, and Methanex Corp.
Addressing an audience of the industry's top executives at its annual meeting, ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley said, "For more than 20 years, Responsible Care has represented a common commitment of companies working together to continuously improve our industry's performance. This year's winners demonstrate the spirit and intent of Responsible Care by viewing it as not an obligation, but an opportunity."
The award recognizes exemplary achievement in all disciplines of Responsible Care over a sustained period of time. To be eligible, a company must perform in the top 10% of its size category in employee safety during the past three years, meet all Global Product Strategy milestones, have zero significant process safety incidents in the past year and actively promote Responsible Care at the local, regional and national levels.
Highlights of the companies' many activities include:
• Infineum employee participation in behavioral-based safety observation programs help eliminate at-risk behaviors and show direct correlation to a reduction in workplace injuries;
• Methanex conducts Responsible Care and chemical safety seminars for customers and logistics service providers. The company will conduct nine workshops this year; and
• Merisol participates in Community Advisory Panels at every one of its U.S. locations.
To learn more about Responsible Care visit: www.americanchemistry.com/responsiblecare.