Celanese Awarded Association of International Chemical Manufacturers Chairman Award
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
DALLAS & SHANGHAI
The Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) has awarded Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, its Chairman Award in Responsible Care. AICM recently presented this and other awards to recognize outstanding Responsible Care practice, performance and sustainable industry growth promotion to select member companies at the Responsible Care Award Ceremony in Beijing, China.
Celanese earned this recognition with its significant and consistent contribution to the AICM’s work to promote continuous improvement for the environment, health and safety, and driving social Responsible Care and stewardship in the chemical industry.
To support the AICM event theme: “Chemistry – A Way to Better Life” and World Environment Day, Celanese welcomed children to tour its Nanjing, China, plant. Volunteers escorted a group of Cheng Qiao Elementary School students on a plant tour as a part of the “Celanese Spring Bud Class,” a program established in 2012 to provide an extracurricular learning opportunity for migrant children. Students learned about the manufacturing process during the plant tour and how a standardized chemical company operates. They also experienced a series of chemical experiments to help them understand how products made by Celanese help improve the world.
“The work that earned this recognition reflects our belief in making a positive impact within the communities where we operate – especially in emerging markets such as China,” said Mark Oberle, Celanese senior vice president, Asia, at the ceremony. ”Sustainability is a Celanese core value – not only as a corporation, but also for each employee. Every individual is empowered to be stewards for each other and our customers while also being good neighbors in the communities where we do business.”
Celanese was one of the first members to sign the “Responsible Care Beijing Manifesto” in 2008 and joined a ceremony in 2014 to review its mission and commitment to Responsible Care as well as to promote sustainability to the chemical industry and to the public. Over the past seven years, Celanese has dedicated itself to activities such as process safety training and publishing the book, “Directive On Chemical Process Safety Management” with China State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) to help develop and enact process safety regulations in China. Celanese also sponsored university students in the video contest: “Chemistry: Providing Solutions for a Green Earth.”
“This event provides the opportunity for Celanese and our industry peers to show the people of China our efforts to improve the world with responsible and sustainable operations,” said Patrick Wilburn, Nanjing site director and general manager, Celanese. “We are committed to making lasting improvements through a plan of action that enhances the organization’s financial health while also helping preserve the environment for future generations.”
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
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