CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 22, 2017 - Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR, "Quaker") has been officially certified for the RC14001:2015 standard of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. This certification challenges organizations to demonstrate a commitment to improving their safety, health and environmental (SH&E) and security performance. Quaker is only the second ACC member company in the U.S. to be awarded a 2015 version of the certification.
The five facilities that have been certified are located in:
- Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
- Middletown, Ohio
- Detroit, Michigan
- Santa Fe Springs, California (EPMAR)
- Batavia, New York (Summit Lubricants)
Together these locations employ more than 350 associates involved in producing process fluids and chemical specialties that support the steel, metalworking, aerospace, and coatings industries.
"Responsible Care® certification reinforces the high value that Quaker places on the safety, health, and well-being of our associates, protection of the environment, and security of our facilities. By embracing a culture built around safety and environmental responsibility, we ask every single associate to be proactive and apply these elements to the way we actually work," said Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.
North America is the first region to have Responsible Care® certification, and Quaker will look to expand to other regions in the coming years.
All of Quaker's main manufacturing sites around the globe are ISO14001 certified, and many of its main manufacturing sites outside of North America are OHSAS18001 certified. The addition of the RC14001 certification enhances Quaker's current efforts to enhance safety, and is a significant step in achieving its Corporate Social Responsibility goals.
For more information on Quaker Chemical, its Safety, Health, and Environmental Policy, and its commitment to the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles, please visit: https://www.quakerchem.com/our-responsibility/she-policy/
About Quaker Chemical Corporation:
Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and others. For nearly 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world achieve production efficiency, improve product quality, and lower costs through a combination of innovative technology, process knowledge, and customized services. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania USA, Quaker serves businesses worldwide with a network of dedicated and experienced professionals whose mission is to make a difference. Visit quakerchem.com to learn more.
SOURCE Quaker Chemical Corporation