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Hexion Wins ACC Responsible Care® Awards in Three Categories
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Hexion Wins ACC Responsible Care® Awards in Three Categories

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three programs and 19 facilities at Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the
“Company”) were recently named Responsible Care® award
winners and honored for excellence in waste minimization, energy
efficiency and employee health and safety by the American Chemistry
Council (ACC).

“Hexion continues its commitment to longstanding sustainability and
safety,” said Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President and CEO, Hexion.
“These core values help enhance our operations and continue to improve
the health and safety of our associates. Across the organization and
around the world, we support Responsible Care and are committed to best
practices related to sustainability and safety.”

The ACC honored the following Hexion programs and sites at its 2019
Responsible Care Conference & Expo:

Waste Minimization Category

Acme, NC – Hexion’s team executed a project in 2018 resulting in an
annual reduction of approximately 7 million gallons of wastewater
treated through the waste treatment plant, significantly reducing the
amount of electricity consumed by the associated process equipment and
removing more than 50 tanker trucks from the road.

Hope, AR – Upgrades at Hexion’s facility here resulted in reducing
distillate water disposal volumes by more than 75 percent, while
significantly reducing external disposal volumes and eliminating more
than 50 truck shipments of wastewater from the roadways.

Energy Efficiency Award

Hope, AR – After benchmarking this facility against other Company
facilities, the Hope team identified the cooling tower operation as the
most significant opportunity for improvement. The team went to work and
identified process and system changes with the goal to improve the
efficiency of the tower by 20 percent. As a result of the improved
electrical efficiency of the tower, total site electrical consumption
was reduced by nearly 2 percent.

Facility Safety Award – ACC presents
these awards to member companies with significant achievements in
employee health and safety performance. In total, 19 of the Company’s
sites received this distinction:

  • Excellence: Acme, NC; Baytown, TX; Columbus, GA; Diboll, TX;
    Geismar, LA; Hope, AR; La Grande, OR; Luling, LA; Moreau, NY;
    Morganton, NC; Portland, OR
  • Honor: Fayetteville, NC
  • Achievement: Alexandria, LA; Missoula, MT; Sheboygan, WI;
    Springfield, OR; Deer Park, TX; Lakeland, FL; Louisville, KY

Since 1988, Responsible Care has helped ACC member and partner companies
significantly enhance their performance and improve the health and
safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the
environment as a whole. In addition, many sites within Hexion’s global
manufacturing network have achieved additional certifications, including
ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental
Management System), and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety Management

About the Company

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset
resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets
through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and
technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and
industries. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is
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