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ACC Renews Agreement with EPA to Promote Excellence in Environmental Performance

April 2, 2007

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a partnership between ACC’s Responsible Care initiative and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track program (Performance Track).

Responsible Care is ACC’s award-winning environmental, health, safety, and security (EHSS) performance initiative. EPA’s Performance Track is a voluntary public/private partnership that recognizes and rewards outstanding environmental performance by participating facilities.

The objective of the MOU is to promote high levels of environmental performance and improved dialogue and collaboration between EPA and ACC, and to increase awareness and recognition of the environmental results already achieved through ACC’s Responsible Care program. Additionally, the MOU streamlines the Performance Track application for Responsible Care-certified facilities and simplifies the planning of site visits and audits whenever possible.

"The business practices of Responsible Care companies are the gold standard for health, safety, security, and environmental performance," said ACC President and CEO Jack N. Gerard. "We believe the recognition provided in this MOU underscores the ongoing efforts and accomplishments that are unique to ACC members."