WASHINGTON - To recognize manufacturing facilities' commitment toward practicing Responsible Care, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is launching its annual Responsible Care Rewards and Recognition program.

One or more manufacturing facilities of active SOCMA member companies are eligible to apply for the Level I Responsible Care Achievement Award based on implementation accomplishments achieved in 2000. The Level II Responsible Care Excellence Award is for facilities that show superior achievement and leadership toward implementing the guiding principles of the chemical industry initiative.

For information on applying, contact Vanessa Newton at 202-721-4121.