Three programs and 19 facilities at Hexion Inc. (Hexion or the Company) were recently named Responsible Care award winners and honored for excellence in waste minimization, energy efficiency and employee health and safety by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Hexion continues its commitment to longstanding sustainability and safety, said Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President and CEO, Hexion. These core values help enhance our operations and continue to improve the health and safety of our associates. Across the organization and around the world, we support Responsible Care and are committed to best practices related to sustainability and safety.
The ACC honored the following Hexion programs and sites at its 2019 Responsible Care Conference & Expo:
Waste Minimization Category
Acme, NC “ Hexions team executed a project in 2018 resulting in an annual reduction of approximately 7 million gallons of wastewater treated through the waste treatment plant, significantly reducing the amount of electricity consumed by the associated process equipment and removing more than 50 tanker trucks from the road.
Hope, AR “ Upgrades at Hexions facility here resulted in reducing distillate water disposal volumes by more than 75 percent, while significantly reducing external disposal volumes and eliminating more than 50 truck shipments of wastewater from the roadways.
Energy Efficiency Award
Hope, AR “ After benchmarking this facility against other Company facilities, the Hope team identified the cooling tower operation as the most significant opportunity for improvement. The team went to work and identified process and system changes with the goal to improve the efficiency of the tower by 20 percent. As a result of the improved electrical efficiency of the tower, total site electrical consumption was reduced by nearly 2 percent.
Facility Safety Award “ ACC presents these awards to member companies with significant achievements in employee health and safety performance. In total, 19 of the Companys sites received this distinction:
- Excellence: Acme, NC; Baytown, TX; Columbus, GA; Diboll, TX; Geismar, LA; Hope, AR; La Grande, OR; Luling, LA; Moreau, NY; Morganton, NC; Portland, OR
- Honor: Fayetteville, NC
- Achievement: Alexandria, LA; Missoula, MT; Sheboygan, WI; Springfield, OR; Deer Park, TX; Lakeland, FL; Louisville, KY
Since 1988, Responsible Care has helped ACC member and partner companies significantly enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole. In addition, many sites within Hexions global manufacturing network have achieved additional certifications, including ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety Management System).
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.