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Afton Chemical Reinforces Commitment to Responsible Care with New Certification


August 11, 2015
By Business Wire News

RICHMOND, Va.

Afton Chemical Corporation, a global leader in petroleum additives, has earned RC14001 and ISO 14001 certification for all US operations from British Standards Institute (BSI).

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Todd VanderVen (right), President, BSI Group Americas presents Rob Shama (left), President, Afton Ch ...

Todd VanderVen (right), President, BSI Group Americas presents Rob Shama (left), President, Afton Chemical with RC14001 certificate. (Photo: Business Wire)

Responsible Care® was created to enable leading chemical companies to achieve even higher standards of performance and generate greater value for their businesses. Afton Chemical, as a member of the American Chemistry Council and founding member of the Responsible Care initiative, made a commitment to achieve RC14001 certification.

“We have been fully committed to the principles of responsible care since the program was introduced,” says Rob Shama, President, Afton Chemical. “This certificate underscores our commitment to the responsible development, manufacture, transportation and handling of our products everywhere we operate. I am very proud of our team and their visible support of Responsible Care.”

“This was no small feat,” says Todd VanderVen, President, BSI Group Americas. “Afton Chemical’s achievement of Responsible Care certification demonstrates the implementation of effective and proven management practices as evaluated by a rigorous assessment, and the ongoing evaluation of those practices by a third party. It’s a very big commitment to improvement.”

The RC14001 certification must be provided by an accredited third party, like BSI, an international standards organization operating under British Royal Charter since 1929. BSI is also independently assessed and accredited globally by ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) and by over 26 other accreditation bodies throughout the world.

About Afton Chemical

Afton Chemical Corporation, is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies. Afton uses our formulation, engineering and marketing expertise to help our customers develop and market fuels and lubricants that reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, extend equipment life, improve operator and driver satisfaction and lower the total cost of vehicle and equipment operation. We are leaders in fuel economy improvement, emission reduction and wear control technology. We offer performance fuel additives and refinery chemicals, such as gasoline and diesel performance additives, lubricity improvers, and cold flow improvers; driveline additives, such as automotive gear oil and automatic transmission fluid additives; engine oil additives for passenger car, heavy duty diesel and railroad and marine diesel engines; additives for industrial products, such as wind turbine lubricants, industrial gear oils, turbine oils, hydraulic oils, grease, slideway oils, metalworking fluids and industrial specialty chemicals. The company supports global operations through regional headquarters located in Asia Pacific, EMEAI, Latin America and North America. Afton Chemical Corporation is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit AftonChemical.com

About BSI

One Company, One Solution. By packaging assessment, training and a management system toolset, BSI delivers a business improvement solution that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide an integrated approach to meet the needs of the organization and embed excellence across the business. BSI presents a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, BSI helps turn complexity into simplicity.

Afton Chemical Corporation
Lauren Ereio, Marketing Communications
804-788-5800
lauren.ereio@aftonchemical.com