Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, has received multiple awards from the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) recognizing the company’s manufacturing facilities for continuous improvement in safety, emergency response, security, and environmental stewardship in 2021.
“Maintaining strong safety and environmental stewardship performance are top priorities for Nouryon, and employee teamwork is essential for meeting our values of ‘We aim high, We own it, We do it right’,” said Larry Ryan, Nouryon Executive Vice President and President, Performance Formulations and the Americas. “We are very proud of our teams in Texas for consistently meeting or exceeding safety standards and environmental performance. The annual TCC-ACIT awards recognize the programs we have in place to protect the communities in which we operate and keep our employees safe.”
The Caring for Texas Awards program was established by the TCC Board of Directors in 1998 to honor companies for their commitment to continuous improvement in community involvement, emergency response, and environmental stewardship. Recipients of the annual awards are selected by a panel of judges made up of industry leaders and community representatives who determine if a facility qualifies based on submitted metrics for the previous year.
Nouryon’s sites in Battleground, Pasadena, Fort Worth, and Houston were each honored with TCC Caring for Texas awards. Notably, the Battleground and Pasadena sites each received an Excellence in Caring for Texas award, a distinction only awarded to the top companies in categories based on employee size.
In addition to the TCC Caring for Texas Awards, Nouryon’s sites in Battleground, Pasadena, Fort Worth, and Houston each received TCC Occupational Safety Distinguished Service awards for their participation in Occupational Safety Committee / Subcommittee meetings and for displaying continuous improvement in injury and illness rates. Also, these sites were presented with TCC Zero Incident Contractor awards for having no recordable contractor injuries.
The Nouryon sites in Texas were also honored with the following awards:
- Zero Incident Employee (no recordable employee injury or illness)
- Fort Worth
Dr. Sam Mannan Award for Zero Process Safety Incidents (no Tier 1 or Tier 2 incidents)
- Fort Worth
Texas A&M – Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Award for Distinguished Process Safety Initiative – (no Tier 1 or Tier 2 incidents and a written essay detailing key process safety initiatives) – a distinction only awarded to the top companies based on employee size
These awards demonstrate Nouryon’s commitment to improving safety and environmental performance, growing and innovating to develop sustainable solutions, and engaging with communities to drive sustainable progress. Click here to learn more about Nouryon’s world-class safety performance and environmental commitments.
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