Optima Chemical Group LLC is pleased to announce it has received the Gold Performance Improvement Award for exemplary efforts in improving environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading trade association representing specialty and fine chemical manufacturers and service providers.
Optima Chemical is a longtime participant of SOCMA’s ChemStewards®, a rigorous and innovative program that promotes ongoing facility efforts in areas of environmental, health, safety and security. Stewart Fletcher, Optima Chemical’s Operations Manager, received the Gold Performance Improvement Award on behalf of the company during SOCMA’s virtual Annual Meeting on December 14. The Optima Chemical team will also be recognized in person at SOCMA’s Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, February 28-March 2, in Fort Worth, TX.
Performance Improvement Awards judges were impressed by Optima Chemical’s efforts toward increased efficiencies and optimization, noting the facility’s ongoing demonstration of excellence and determination to strengthen EHS&S programs that exceed industry standards. Optima’s involvement in the Douglas community also stood out to the judges. The Optima team is working hand-in-hand with local business leaders to resolve labor challenges, including building curriculum and continuing education to help prepare future generations of people entering the workforce.
“Over the past year, the Optima team underwent extensive reviews of procedures, adapting more effective and transparent levels of safety standards, risk evaluation and hazard analyses,” said Gene Williams, President of Optima Chemical. “We are extremely proud to have our hard work and persistence recognized by SOCMA in receiving this highest honor of the Gold Performance Improvement Award.”
“We congratulate Optima Chemical and its strong team for their unwavering commitment to improving environmental, health and safety efforts,” said SOCMA President & CEO Jennifer Abril. “We look forward to Optima’s continued participation in ChemStewards®, where there is a solid platform to learn from each other and share best practices that will build customer confidence, community trust and strengthen product stewardship throughout the value chain.”
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