ExxonMobil Chemical was named the Responsible Care company
of the year at the 2012 American Chemistry Council (ACC) annual
meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The prize is ACCs top award for exemplary achievement
in safety, health, environmental performance and communication
An independent panel selects the recipient based on
performance, programs and projects sustained over time.
Responsible Care is the global chemical industrys
premier program for achieving and sustaining operational
ExxonMobil Chemical said it implements Responsible Care
through its operations integrity management system (OIMS),
which establishes company-wide expectations for addressing
Through OIMS, ExxonMobil monitors and improves its
performance, it says.
OIMS gives our people around the world a common
approach to managing operational risks and progressing towards
an incident-free workplace, said ExxonMobil Chemical
president Steve Pryor.T
The goal is to eliminate injuries and reduce
environmental impact. We appreciate ACCs recognition of
our performance through this award.
Over the past 10 years, ExxonMobil Chemical has reduced the
injury rate in its worldwide operations by 60%, while at the
same time improving the sustainability of its operations and
products, the ACC said.
For example, ExxonMobil Chemical advances in polyethylene
used to make heavy-duty shipping bags have reduced the
thickness of the bags by 50% over the last 20 years, decreasing
packaging weight, shipping costs, energy consumption, emissions
The ACC also recently recognized ExxonMobil Chemical with
Responsible Care energy efficiency awards for 16 projects that are saving in excess
of 3.3 trillion BTUs per year.
These projects are yielding energy savings
equal to the needs of about 40,000 US households and reductions
in carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200,000 tpy.