Under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® programme, Linde North America has received certification of its North American headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

The ACC is an association of producers, manufacturers and suppliers of chemical products, of which Linde has been a member since 1951.

Responsible Care is a globally recognised management system aimed at helping companies improve performance in areas such as safety, health, environment and security. Certification is mandatory for all ACC member companies, which must undergo headquarter and facility audits by an independent, accredited auditor.

“We are extremely proud and excited about this certification,” said Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America.

“While it was very challenging to meet all the criteria for Responsible Care certification, it was a very rewarding experience. Working toward, and receiving, this certification falls right in line with our goals as a high performance organisation and our vision to be the leading gases and engineering company.”

The Responsible Care management system offers an integrated, structured approach for driving continual improvement in seven key areas. These areas are Community awareness and emergency response, Security, Distribution, Employee health and safety, Pollution prevention, Process safety, and Product stewardship.