RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) is pleased to announce that the Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates (SOCMA) has recognized them for the performance of their environmental and safety programs at their Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals Operations. SOCMA is a Washington, D.C. based trade association representing Fine and Specialty chemical manufacturers.
AFC was presented with two Silver Performance Improvement Awards in two separate categories at SOCMA's 94th Annual Dinner on December 7, 2015 for its proactive focus on Product Stewardship and Employee Safety Training. "EH&S is a major area of emphasis at AFC. I am very pleased that we have been recognized for our accomplishments," said Jeff Robinson, AFC Vice President for Regulatory Affairs.
"These awards reflect AFC's commitment to excellence in protecting our products, our employees and our neighbors in the community," said Dr. Aslam Malik, President of AMPAC Fine Chemicals. "AFC has also been similarly recognized by the State of California as well as U.S. trade associations on six separate occasions for leadership in Operational Safety & Green Chemistry," added Dr. Malik.
"In today's business world it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards and to 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 AMPAC Fine Chemicals and its employees on these achievements and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards® Performance Improvement Program."
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 www.chemstewards.com.
ABOUT AMPAC FINE CHEMICALS LLC
AFC is a U.S.-based company with demonstrated capabilities in process development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Its specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow AFC to safely produce highly energetic compounds at commercial scale. In addition, AFC's other technology platforms include production of highly potent compounds, continuous processes and industrial-scale chromatographic separation using simulated moving bed chromatography. AFC's operations are located in Rancho Cordova, CA and in La Porte, Texas. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at www.ampacfinechemicals.com.
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 www.socma.com.
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