Styron Attains Responsible Care Certification

Styron Attains Responsible Care Certification
Styron, a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, achieved Responsible Care certification, following the completion of a third-party audit of the company's environmental, health, safety and security (EH&S) management systems in August.

The Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) certification, places Styron's Environment, Health and Safety program among the top echelon of chemical companies. Responsible Care certification, administered by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), designates an international standard used by leading companies in the chemical industry around the world.

- Achieving Responsible Care certification is a milestone for Styron, and a testament to the tremendous commitment that each of our employees shows to protecting health, safety and the environment - said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Styron. - At Styron, we are committed to continuously improving our EH&S performance. Our goals include eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses; preventing adverse environmental impacts; reducing and preventing waste and emissions; and promoting resource conservation at every stage of the life cycle of our products.

The Responsible Care Management System process requires mandatory certification by an independent, accredited auditor, renewed every three years. The audit lasts one week and must include at least one U.S. manufacturing site (Allyn's Point, Connecticut) and a review of Styron's corporate EH&S practices, policies and programs. The RCMS framework is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, and focuses on the following areas: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; process safety; and product safety.

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