Newburyport, MA (October 6, 2016) – Strem Chemicals’ Newburyport, MA facility announced today that as a result of exceeding key performance requirements for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) ChemStewards® program, it has qualified for the program’s highest ranking – the Excellence Tier.
Strem Chemicals is being recognized for its successful efforts to go above and beyond the minimum for federal environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) compliance, build customer confidence and community trust, and strengthen product stewardship.
“Strem has had a long standing commitment to EHS&S programs. We have participated in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program since its inception and we are pleased to attain the Excellence Tier ranking” said Dr. Ephraim Honig, Chief Executive Officer at Strem Chemicals.
“We congratulate Strem Chemicals for this achievement, which proves their commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S performance,” said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director, ChemStewards. “Strem Chemicals’ customers, workers and community should take comfort in the fact that their supplier, employer or neighbor is operating above expectations in conformance with regulatory requirements.”
ChemStewards® is an industry-developed EHS&S program designed for the specialty chemicals industry. It was created from industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and to reduce the environmental footprint left by member facilities. The program is based on a three-tier system with key performance requirements per tier. Tier one is known as Fundamental and tier two is Enhanced Performance – the standard tier for ChemStewards® participants. To qualify for Excellence, or tier three, facilities must sign core principles, complete security requirements, meet specific metrics obligations and requirements, have one documented management review meeting, and complete a third-party verification of management systems at the Enhanced Performance level.
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About Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Strem Chemicals, Inc., established in 1964, is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals of high purity. Strem’s key products include catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls, CVD/ALD precursors and nanomaterials. Its products are used for research and development and commercial scale applications, especially in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries. Strem Chemicals also provides custom synthesis, process development and cGMP manufacturing services. Strem is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, visit www.strem.com.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is dedicated to specialty chemical manufacturers, distributors and affiliated service providers. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making us the leading authority on this sector. www.socma.com.
ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program that was created to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. www.chemstewards.com.