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SOCMA Presents Performance Improvement Awards

Dec. 17, 2021
Optima Chemical receives Gold Award, the association’s highest honor.

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) announces 15 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2021 Performance Improvement Awards. The awards program honors chemical manufacturers’ commitment to environmental, health, safety and security through exceptional site initiatives. The 2021 award winners were highlighted virtually during SOCMA’s Annual Business Meeting and will be honored in person at the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, February 28-March 2, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“We applaud these companies that have demonstrated extraordinary standards of continuous improvement throughout 2021,” says Joe Dettinger, SOCMA senior director, technical & safety. “As the industry perseveres through pandemic recovery, these leading sites are exhibiting focused efforts to improve benchmarks in safety, sustainability and product stewardship that extend beyond their facilities and to their surrounding communities.”

Winner of SOCMA’s premiere Gold Award is Optima Chemical Group, LLC, located in Douglas, Georgia.

“SOCMA is particularly proud to acknowledge Optima Chemical, recipient of the 2021 Performance Improvement Gold Award,” says Dettinger. “Their team underwent extensive reviews of procedures over the past year, adapting to more efficient, effective and transparent levels of safety standards, risk evaluation and hazard analyses. Optima’s advancements include investments in automation and upgrades to plant equipment, which, in turn, have reduced potential risks and exposures to their workforce and added capacities and efficiencies to expanded production parameters.”

Six facilities received Silver Performance Improvement Awards and eight SOCMA member sites received Bronze Performance Improvement Awards for maintaining strong EHS&S programs based on ChemStewards Core Principles.

For more information, visit: www.socma.org

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