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Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global leader in providing essential elements for mobility, energy, connectivity, and health, announced today that it received 10 American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® Awards for its continued excellence in sustainability initiatives for health, safety and environmental areas of focus.
MercLok™ P-640, the company's mercury remediation solution, was awarded the Product Safety Award for driving improvement in chemical product safety. Introduced in December 2022, MercLok™ is a game-changing remediation technology that captures mercury and helps prevent it from spreading throughout the food chain.
"Our transformative technologies are making daily lives safer and healthier for people around the world," said Netha Johnson, president of Albemarle Specialties. "Our work in Specialties advances Albemarle's commitment to sustainability and is a proof point for how we operate with people and planet in mind."
Albemarle also received the Initiative of the Year Award (medium-sized companies) for advancing process safety and environmental performance with its Process Safety Maturity Assessment. The assessment is a grading system used to gauge progress in each site's process safety journey -- developing and improving management systems to reduce the risk of major accidents.
The company also earned five facility safety awards for demonstrating significant achievements in employee health and safety performance at their Kings Mountain, North Carolina; New Johnsonville, Tennessee; Magnolia, Arkansas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Silver Peak, Nevada sites. The Kings Mountain, New Johnsonville, and Magnolia sites also received Waste Minimization, Reuse, and Recycling Awards.
These awards were announced at the Responsible Care & Sustainability Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale. During the conference, the ACC recognized chemical industry leaders for their exceptional environmental, health, safety and security performance, their commitment to sustainability, and their sound chemicals management. Responsible Care awardees qualify based on exemplary performance and are selected by a committee of internal and external experts. "ACC Responsible Care awardees drive meaningful and positive impacts for our people and our planet by advancing safer, more sustainable products and processes," said ACC Vice President of Sustainability and Responsible Care Mitch Toomey.
To view the list of 2023 awards and recipients, please visit https://www.americanchemistry.com/chemistry-in-america/news-trends/press-release/2023/2023-responsible-care-awards-recognize-leading-individuals-and-organizations-for-safety-environmental-stewardship#:~:text=Fort%20Lauderdale%20%28April%2021%2C%202023%29%20%E2%80%94%20This%20week%2C,organizations%20and%20on%20behalf%20of%20the%20chemical%20industry..
MercLok™ is a registered trademark of Albemarle Amendments LLC.
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) leads the world in transforming essential resources into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity, and health. We partner to pioneer new ways to move, power, connect and protect with people and planet in mind. A reliable and high-quality global supply of lithium and bromine allow us to deliver advanced solutions for our customers. Learn more about how the people of Albemarle are enabling a more resilient world at albemarle.com and on Twitter @AlbemarleCorp.
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