Environmental Performance

Our Drive to Zero initiative starts with a belief that zero is possible – zero injuries, zero spills and zero violations. This belief and commitment is an integral aspect of our operating culture and serves as a central theme in our safety, health and environmental (SH&E) policy.

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Part of our environmental management approach includes carefully monitoring environmental non-conformances (ENCs), which we consider any event resulting in a reportable spill or release, a notice of violation, a public complaint or permit deviations. As these occurrences arise, we carefully examine the root cause, and share lessons learned with our other facilities. Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero ENCs across all of our operations. In 2015, we continued to make progress toward this goal with a decrease in ENCs by 26% since 2014.

As a result of our ongoing efforts to reduce ENCs at our Marshall, Texas, USA facility, we saw a 40% decrease in incidents in 2015 as compared to 2014. Additionally, at our Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom facility, we introduced a new wastewater neutralization system to maintain our wastewater discharge within the pH limits of our permit.