PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced that it has received the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award for 2017. This marks the third consecutive year FMC has been recognized for its achievements and continuous improvement in all aspects of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S). Responsible Care is ACC's world-class EHS&S performance initiative. As a Responsible Care Company of the Year, FMC is recognized as an industry leader in advancing business performance while protecting employees and safeguarding the environment.
"Responsible Care has been part of the fabric of FMC a long time," said Pierre Brondeau, president, CEO and chairman of FMC. "It has become a part of everything we do. It is a core value in many aspects, much more than what we would call a system or a process. This has led to a culture of continuous improvement that has produced winning results with employees and through the communities we serve."
To be eligible for the Company of the Year award, companies must demonstrate: a recordable injury rating in the top 10 percent of companies in their size category; positive performance trends in process safety, transportation safety and emissions reduction; public availability of product stewardship information; as well as on-time or early completion of required performance metrics reporting and RCMS®/RC14001® certification and Code implementation.
Leadership and employee involvement were instrumental in earning FMC this recognition. As part of this award FMC was recognized by ACC for collective efforts that led to:
- Achieving a significant reduction in total recordable incident rate.
- Utilizing the highly impactful TH!NK. SAFE. safety awareness program.
- Receiving an A- score from the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
- Setting aggressive 2020 and 2025 sustainability and environmental impact goals.
- Focusing on various community engagement, product stewardship and process safety initiatives.
"FMC leadership is proud of this accomplishment," said Linda Froelich, director of sustainability for FMC. "Commitment to Responsible Care is rooted in our company culture and is visible in the everyday efforts of the workforce, the passion of the leadership and the strength of the company's partnerships."
For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2016. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. On March 31, 2017, FMC announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a significant portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business and to sell FMC Health and Nutrition to DuPont. Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Act of 1995: Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning specific factors described in FMC Corporation's 2016 Form 10-K and other SEC filings. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. FMC Corporation does not intend to update this information and disclaims any legal obligation to the contrary. Historical information is not necessarily indicative of future performance.
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