Chlorine Institute Recognizes 10 North American and International Facilities For “Diamond Level” Safety and Environmental Performance

3/28/2018, 11:07 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Tampa, FL , March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A select group of ten North American and international chlor-alkali producer, packager and bleach manufacturer facilities earned The Chlorine Institute’s (CI) “Diamond Level” status, the highest level of safety and environmental recognition, at the Institute’s 2018 Annual Meeting. 

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Diamond Level Safety & Environmental Honorees at the CI Annual Meeting Top Row: Mike Donaldson (Hawkins, Inc.), Juergen Hermanns (The Dow Chemical Company), Tim Gaffney (JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.), Ulises Saldana and Homero Martinez (IQUISA) Bottom Row: Barry Averill (Olin Corporation), Joe Funkhouser (Brenntag USA), Patrick O’Kane (Brenntag Canada)

“CI’s safety and environmental recognition program reflects the industry’s long term commitment to safety performance and continuous improvement,” said CI President Frank Reiner.  “CI members ‘Aim for Zero’ – zero injuries, incidents and releases.  Diamond Level facilities aimed for zero and they achieved it, and their performance is a benchmark for other facilities.”   The recognition is based on 2017 safety and environmental data, and a complete list of the recipients is attached.

To earn Diamond Level recognition, facilities must attain zero recordable injuries and zero RQ (reportable quantity) incidents and zero RMP (Risk Management Plan) incidents over a five-year period.  “Diamond Level recognition is the ‘”trifecta” for safety and environmental excellence,” Mr. Reiner said.  “By recognizing facilities that successfully ‘Aim for Zero,’ CI shows that zero is attainable and encourages all facilities to set the highest bar for safety and environmental performance.”

Mr. Reiner concluded, “CI’s recognition program reinforces CI’s Member Safety and Security Commitment and affirms the importance of the training, instructional pamphlets, videos and other Institute resources that enhance safety for members, customers and the entire value chain.”

The Chlorine Institute exists to support the chlor-alkali industry in advancing safe, secure, environmentally compatible and sustainable production, distribution and use of its missions chemicals: chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, sodium hypochlorite, the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.  Visit us online at:

Diamond Level Safety and Environment Performance Facilities - 2018

Chlor-alkali Producers

  • The Dow Company – Schkopau, Germany
  • IQUISA (Industria Quimica del Istmo, SA de CV) – Santa Clara, EM, Mexico

Chlorine Packagers

  • Brenntag – Cornwall, ON; Kansas City, MO;  Chattanooga, TN
  • IQUISA – Hermosillo, Mexico
  • JCI Jones Chemicals – Riverview, MI

Bleach Manufacturers

  • Hawkins, Inc. – Memphis, TN
  • IQUISA – Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • Olin Corporation – Tracy, CA

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