FOCUS ON: LANXESS Receives National Performance Improvement Honor
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has awarded the LANXESS Corp. operations in Baytown, Texas, with a 2010 Silver Award for implementing a recognized environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program. The award is given as part of SOCMA’s annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards®, SOCMA’s EHS&S initiative.
The Baytown facility, which manufactures maleic anhydride, was recognized in the product stewardship category for developing and making available to all customers a guide and video on the safe handling and transportation of its product.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition from SOCMA,” said Rainer Eischeid, vice president, Basic Chemicals in North America. “The safety of our products, even after they have left our hands, is very important.”
SOCMA, the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch chemical industry, recognized LANXESS Corp. at its Annual Dinner in New York City during a special awards reception.