Ash Stevens Inc. Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

SOCMA Recognizes Ash Stevens for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security

Dec 08, 2015, 09:00 ET from Ash Stevens, Inc.

RIVERVIEW, Mich., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ash Stevens' Riverview manufacturing facility is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) operations by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers.  

Ash Stevens participates in SOCMA's ChemStewards® program, which is a third party EHS&S verification program mandating a high standard of EHS&S compliance, best practices, and continuous improvement to ensure manufacturing facilities are safe and environmental compliant for all stakeholders.

Ash Stevens accepted a Bronze Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA's 94th Annual Dinner on December 7 in New York City. This is the 7th consecutive year Ash Stevens has received an EHS&S Performance Improvement Award from SOCMA's ChemStewards® program. Dr. Stephen A. Munk, President and CEO of Ash Stevens, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.

The Riverview manufacturing facility was recognized for its successful efforts and commitment to continuous improvement in Environmental, Health, Safety & Security at the site.

"We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S program. This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community," said Dr. Stephen A. Munk.

"In today's business world it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards and create a culture at their facilities that will ensure the safety and security of not only their employees but the community in which they live," said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan. "We congratulate Ash Stevens' Riverview facility and its employees on this achievement, and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards Performance Improvement Program."

Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. Collectively, SOCMA members are key drivers to a successful economy, contributing $24 billion annually to the U.S. GDP. For more information, visit

ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry's commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. To learn more visit

About Ash Stevens, Inc.
Ash Stevens, Inc. is a full service pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) offering comprehensive small-molecule drug substance development and cGMP manufacturing services. Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Riverview, Michigan, Ash Stevens has extensive experience developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) for Life Science companies developing innovator small-molecule therapeutics. Ash Stevens is a long-time provider of contract research services to the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and has participated in the development of many important drugs through these government agencies. To date, Ash Stevens has received twelve FDA manufacturing approvals for innovator APIs, including four fast-track manufacturing approvals for the active ingredients in the oncology drugs Velcade®, Vidaza®, Clolar® and Iclusig®. Services offered by Ash Stevens include process development and scale-up; cGMP manufacturing; development and cGMP manufacture of highly potent APIs using barrier-isolation technology; comprehensive analytical capabilities

(including method development, stability studies and qualification of reference standards); and regulatory support for all phases of drug development and manufacturing.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. James Hamby, Vice President of Business Development (

James M. Hamby, Ph.D.
Vice President, Bus. Dev.
Phone: (734) 282-3370

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