REDMOND, Wash., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related innovative products and services, announced today that its waste management business ChemCare has been awarded the Houston Business Roundtable and Houston Area Safety Council's silver award for excellence in safety. The award – now in its 26th year – honors contractors in the Houston/Gulf Coast area that have achieved an outstanding record of worksite safety performance during the previous year.
"We're thrilled to receive this prestigious safety award and are honored to be acknowledged alongside a group of world-class companies," said Vice President of Global Safety at Univar Shawn Carter Lilley. "Our employees work hard every day to ensure we provide the best service with the highest safety standards. Safety is a top priority for us at ChemCare and throughout Univar, so we're particularly honored to be recognized for our outstanding safety record."
Univar's ChemCare was nominated by Chevron Philips Chemical for the award in the Specialty Contractor - Soft Crafts Large category. ChemCare was recognized as the silver award winner among 89 other companies. The Houston Business Roundtable and the Houston Area Safety Council presented the award in a banquet ceremony in Houston on May 17.
ChemCare from Univar provides an innovative waste management service that collects both hazardous and non-hazardous waste products at customer locations in the United States and Canada, and then works with select partners in the waste disposal business to safely transport these materials to licensed third-party treatment, storage and disposal facilities. For more information visit http://www.univar.com/en/Business/Innovative-Services.aspx.
Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 260 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2011, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit www.univar.com.