Linde North America has received a commendation by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for its role in helping it meet industry-wide safety and product stewardship targets through its Responsible Care® performance award program.
The ACC recognised Linde at its 21st annual Responsible Care Conference, which highlights the industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative.
Linde North America is a member of the Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is an association of producers, manufacturers and suppliers of chemical products.
Since 2008, Linde North America has received certification at 21 of its operations facilities, as well as at its corporate headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, under ACC’s Responsible Care program.
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 to verify that they have a structure and system in place that manages and measures performance. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance is Linde’s independent auditor.
Patrick Murphy, president of Linde North America, which has been a member of ACC for over 60 years, said, “We are extremely proud to receive this recognition from the ACC. We are committed to the Responsible Care program and retaining our membership in the American Chemistry Council.”
“While it is a painstaking process to meet all the criteria for these awards, it is a very rewarding experience. Working toward and receiving Responsible Care certification falls right in line with our goals as a high performance organisation and our vision to be the leading gases and engineering company,”
added Patrick Murphy.
“The Responsible Care Performance Award recognises companies with significant achievements in occupational safety and product safety communications. These companies are leading the ACC membership in improved safety performance and public communications about the safety of chemical products,” said Debra Phillips, managing director of ACC’s Responsible Care Program.
“We are pleased to recognise Linde North America for its commitment and dedication to the health, safety and security of their workers, their facilities, and the communities in which they operate.”
The Responsible Care management system offers an integrated, structured approach for driving continual improvement in seven key areas: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; process safety; and product stewardship.