The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) recently announced that more than 40 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2018 Performance Improvement Awards for their commitment to continuously improving environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices.

“I would like to personally congratulate our 2018 award winners for the extraordinary efforts they have made to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their employees, community and the environment,” said Jennifer Abril, SOCMA president and CEO.

Silver Performance Improvement Awards will be presented to nine facilities showing excellence in one of the five ChemStewards Core Principles: stakeholder communications, product stewardship, EHS&S in planning and operations, employee training and engagement, and resource management and waste minimization. Twenty-five SOCMA member facilities will also receive a Bronze Performance Improvement Award for maintaining strong EHS&S programs.

Ashland’s Ohio facility is the recipient of this year’s ChemStewards Sustainability Award. The Ohio plant reportedly reduced its environmental impact and enhanced the quality of life within the community by continuously expanding offerings of renewable and sustainable solutions.

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