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Company N ABS Awards APCO for ISO 50001:2011

THE CHEMUNICATOR

E W S Croda ranked UK’s most sustainable corporation

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. recently awar ded ISO 50001:2011 cer tification to APCO Industries Co. Limited (APCO). APCO—a Toronto-based industrial chemicals processor and distributor of 76 years—is among the first org anizations in Canada to g ain this cer tification. ISO 50001:2011 is a new inter national standard specifying requirements for Energ y Manag ement Systems and is a voluntar y framework for any type of org anization using e n e r g y - i n d u s t r y, buildings, and public sector.

Croda is pleased to announce that the 2013 ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Cor porations’ re por t has ranked it as the highest placed UK-based company and at number 25 in the world. T he re por t, which is compiled annually by Cor porate Knights, a Canadian media org anization specializing in the area of cor porate sustainability, is now in its 9th year. It is the most extensive datadriven cor porate sustainability assessment and is based on the financial, social and environmental perfor mance of around 4,000 of the world’s larg est listed companies. T he results of the re por t demonstrate Croda’s increased emphasis on sustainability and highlight the impor tance that it plays in the Company’s ong oing strateg y. T his focus will continue to enhance the financial perfor mance of the Company, and deliver key environmental, social and g over nance benefits.

David Grierson, Vice President, APCO says: “Achieving this recognition demonstrates our commitment of building energ y manag ement into our ever yday business practice and a framework for promoting energ y efficiency throughout our org anization. We thank Mr. Georg e Yonemori, P.Eng, and the rest of the APCO team for their effor ts and dedication in development and implementation of APCO’s energ y manag ement system.”

Commenting, Steve Foots, Chief Executive of Croda, said: “I am delighted that Croda’s sustainability credentials have been endorsed so comprehensively in this re por t. Our high global ranking and leading position in the UK ref lects the significant amount of time that we have invested in this area. Our objective is to excel even fur ther and make sustainability a major point of difference for the business. We ar e confident that this strateg y will g enerate even g reater benefits for the environment in which we operate, the people that we work with and our shareholders.”

T he ISO 50001:2011 cer tification confir ms that the plant operates a robust energ y manag ement system that calls for actions such as establishing an energ y baseline, demonstrating energ y reductions, creating energ y g oals and action plans, and managing significant energ y-consuming equipment.

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ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. Vice President Americas, Dominic Townsend says: “It is evident from APCO’s cer tification that the org anization takes a proactive stance in reducing its environmental footprint and ensur ing it promotes energ y efficiency throughout the sup ply chain.”

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The Chemunicator - Spring 2013  
The Chemunicator - Spring 2013  

The 2013 Spring issue of The Chemunicator. Published by the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) represents chemical distri...

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