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Covestro Earns Product Safety Award at ACC’s Annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo

Published on 2016-04-29. Author : SpecialChem

Pittsburgh -- Covestro LLC, a leading North American producer of high-performance polymers, has been singled out for two major awards at the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo, held in Miami.

Covestro Earns Product Safety Award
Fig. 1: Covestro Earns Product Safety Award

Covestro was one of only two companies to receive a Product Safety Award, which recognizes member organizations that have excelled at driving continuous improvement in their product safety and stewardship programs. Covestro was also one of 41 companies to earn the Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award for several of its plant sites, presented to member companies for achievements in employee health and safety performance.

“Rooted in our history as Bayer MaterialScience, product safety and stewardship has always been central to our business,” notes Jerry MacCleary, president of Covestro LLC. “While Covestro as an independent company is just a few months old, our commitment to Responsible Care® is ongoing and remains as strong as ever. I applaud our employees who fulfill this commitment each and every day.”

According to Lisa Marie Nespoli, manager, Product Safety and Stewardship, Covestro LLC, the principles of product safety and stewardship are integrated throughout the business in numerous ways. These include Covestro’s overall leadership team goals, executive commitments and position statements, a dynamic cross-functional product stewardship team, and a company-wide core process devoted to product stewardship.

“Based on this strong foundation and management support, we have been able to push this commitment deep into the business model, and establish product stewardship and sustainability as core tenets of innovation at Covestro globally,” she explains.

At the annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo the ACC honors chemical industry leaders for outstanding work in chemical management, including environmental, health, safety and security performance. Award winners qualify based on exemplary performance and are selected by a committee made up of internal and external experts. The Responsible Care® Awards Program was developed to recognize companies that exemplified leadership and outstanding performance based on the implementation and execution of the Responsible Care program.

About the American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council 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.

About Covestro LLC

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,800 people at the end of 2015.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here.

Source: Covestro

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