SOCMA Awards Honor EHS&S Improvement

By Chemical Processing Staff

Nov 11, 2014

More than 28 member facilities will receive 2014 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) 93rd Annual Dinner on December 8 in New York. Educational Outreach and Sustainability Awards will also be issued.

The 2014 Gold Performance Improvement Award will go to Baker Hughes Incorporated’s Kilgore blend plant and Houston blend plant for their respective efforts in exceeding all standards set forth in the ChemStewards program. Silver Performance Improvement Awards will be presented to 15 facilities showing excellence in one of the five ChemStewards core principles. 25 SOCMA member facilities will receive the Bronze Performance Improvement Award, which recognizes facilities maintaining strong EHS&S programs. 

This year’s Educational Outreach Award will go to Monument Chemical. In 2014, Monument volunteered at the MacDonald Intermediate School “STEMposium” in Ft. Knox, KY, provided local teachers with free hands-on STEM activities, and sponsored the You Be The Chemist Challenge at the local, state and national levels. Fairmount Santrol’s Alpha Resins will be honored for the second year in a row with the ChemStewards Sustainability Award. Its efforts have yielded an 84 percent reduction in landfill waste and methods to reuse solvents that has saved the company close to $4,000.

For more information visit www.socma.com

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