Strem Chemicals Qualifies for SOCMA’s “Excellence” Ranking
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.
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. 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.
Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director, ChemStewards
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.