Ceramic Industry

Ferro Receives Responsible Care Performance Award

April 6, 2010

Ferro Corp. has received a 2010 Responsible Care Performance Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Responsible Care is ACC’s commitment to sustainability, and Ferro is one of 10 companies to receive this award out of the 138 member companies in the Responsible Care Program. To qualify, a member company had to be making progress toward the ACC Board approved set of goals and targets:
  • 5% reduction in OSHA incident rate for 2009
  • 20% reduction in average lost work day rate over five years
  • No fatalities
  • 18% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity over 1990 levels by 2010
  • Product Stewardship summaries available for 100% of high-priority chemicals
“The fact that only 10 of 138 ACC members won the award shows just how difficult it is to earn it,” said Mark Mazanec, Ferro’s director of Environmental, Health & Safety. “The criteria go far beyond safety numbers to include greenhouse gas emissions and Product Stewardship efforts. Ferro has been focused on improving our environmental, health and safety performance over the past several years. This award validates our employees’ dedication and the value of the investments and focus we’ve directed toward EH&S.”

“This award reaffirms that the EH&S priorities we established several years ago also apply to Responsible Care,” said James Kirsch, president and CEO. “We are pleased that ACC recognizes Ferro as a leader for our continuous improvement efforts to safeguard our employees, our communities and the environment.”

The Responsible Care Performance Award is a new category in the ACC Awards Program. It will be presented during the 2010 Responsible Care Conference and Expo in Miami, Fla., May 2-5, 2010. The award applies to Ferro’s four U.S. chemical plants and their headquarters sites. The plants are located in Bridgeport, N.J.; Ft. Worth, Texas; Walton Hills, Ohio; and Cleveland, Ohio. The two headquarters facilities are in Independence, Ohio.

For more information, visit www.ferro.com.