SOCMA Announces Winners of 2013 Performance Improvement Awards

By Chemical Processing staff

Nov 25, 2013

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today announced winners of the 2013 Performance Improvement Awards, recognizing more than 25 member facilities for their commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices.

The judging committee has named a group of recipients after a month-long, double-blind selection process. Gold, silver and bronze Performance Improvement Award recipients as well as Educational Outreach and Sustainability award winners will be honored at SOCMA’s 92nd annual dinner Dec. 9 in New York.

Strem Chemicals’ plant in Newburyport, Mass., and Optima Chemical Group in Douglas, Ga., will both receive the 2013 Gold Performance Improvement award for their efforts in exceeding standards set in the ChemStewards program.

Fifteen silver awards will be presented to facilities showing excellence in one of the five ChemStewards core principles of stakeholder communications, product stewardship, EHS&S in planning and operations, employee training and engagement, and resource management and waste minimization.

Additionally, 19 SOCMA member facilities will be awarded the bronze Performance Improvement award, which recognizes facilities maintaining strong EHS&S programs.

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