WASHINGTON, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today honored 13 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2019. ACC presented 38 awards, 10 of which were deemed projects of "Exceptional Merit." ACC Managing Director of Responsible Care® Tara Henriksen announced the winners at the 2020 Responsible Care & Sustainability Conference, which is being held virtually.
The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC's many initiatives to improve energy efficiency. Member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans.
"This award recognizes companies that have made significant improvements in energy efficiency," Henriksen said. "The energy savings help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and are an example of how chemistry is the science behind sustainability. We congratulate today's winners."
The companies receiving awards in 2020 are listed below. Some companies won multiple awards. An asterisk (*) denotes an "Exceptional Merit" award designation for at least one of the projects awarded.
- Albemarle Corporation
- Arkema Inc.*
- BASF Corporation*
- Carus Corporation
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
- Eastman Chemical Company*
- Hexion Inc.
- Occidental Chemical Corporation*
- Olin Corporation*
- The Lubrizol Corporation*
ACC member companies nominate specific projects for recognition under the award program. The judging committee that determined the winners is comprised of select ACC member companies. The 2020 Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference is being held virtually, May 4-6. For more information, please visit http://www.rcconference.org.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $553 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.
SOURCE American Chemistry Council