Linde North America once again received Responsible Care Certification. This is second time in the row after Selkirk, New York, currently certification of its Cherokee, Alabama Carbon dioxide plant. Certificate is being issued by the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program. World’s largest Industrial Gases Company Linde Group is member of ACC since 1951. The ACC is an association of producers, manufacturers and suppliers of chemical products.
ACC Responsible Care Program
Responsible Care is a globally renowned management system, intended to support & certify company’s improved performance in areas such as safety, health, environment and security. Currently certification is compulsory for all ACC member companies. Certification verifies whether company has a structure and system in place that manages and measures performance.
Greg Raymond, Nashville area manager, said, “The certification represents a measurement of the Cherokee plant operations against the stringent Responsible Care specifications, which are highly regarded in our industry. The fact that the audit had no negative findings and no recommendations for improvement is recognition of the level of our employees’ commitment to the Linde management system and the many hours of work that were put into preparation for Responsible Care Certification. Our certification clearly defines Linde’s commitment to excellence to all existing and future customers and our community.”
Linde’ Cherokee plant has been in operation from last 31 years and produces CO2 for use in industries such as food, beverage, water treatment and chemical manufacturing. Linde owned trucks transport the liquid product to customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Approaches behind Responsible CareManagement System (Key fundamentals)
- Community awareness
- Emergency response
- Employee health and safety
- Pollution prevention
- Process safety and
- Product stewardship
Responsible Care system is a multi-step process, starts with identify, assess and evaluate potential hazards and risks associated with their products, processes and operations – and establish goals and objectives to address any significant hazards or risks.
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