Linde North America’s Buffalo, New York, plant joins six other Linde production locations, and the company’s corporate headquarters, in receiving the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Certification.

The Buffalo plant, in operation since 1989, separates air cryogenically to produce 220 tons of oxygen, 550 tons of nitrogen and 20 tons of argon per day.

These products are liquefied and trucked to hospitals, food processors, metal fabricators, industrial gas distributors, and military installations, as well as to steel, glass and glass fibre manufacturers in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada.

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 American Chemistry Council members.

Buffalo Cluster Manager, Jack Pederson said, “This certification validates that when employees focus on safety, truly operate as a team, perform their jobs professionally and pay attention to detail, they are able to demonstrate to all stakeholders what a world-class organisation they are part of.”