Winners of the Responsible Care® Awards 2021

We are proud to present our 2021 Responsible Care® Award winners.

Each year, the Responsible Care Awards recognise outstanding and innovative work among chemical companies and federations on their journey towards safe chemicals management and performance excellence. Our 2021 winners demonstrate our industry’s commitment to support during the pandemic; by caring for the health of company employees or accelerating the production of medical devices, while also recognising projects that support climate neutrality, circularity, resource efficiency and more!  

Supporting health in COVID-19 times

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And a special commendation goes to Solvay for “Supporting and transforming health & wellbeing in Covid times” for its global approach to create a sustainable better life at work, as well as providing donations to local communities.

BASF SE for “Protect yourself and others 2020 – Impfluenzertour – BASF Corona vaccination center, Ludwigshafen”. BASF’s Corporate Health Management is playing an important role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic: by running a flu protection campaign that led to more than three times vaccinations compared to previous years and by building and operating its own COVID-19 vaccination center on site that administered more than 40.000 Corona-vaccinations, and by offering numerous in-person and virtual consulting and information, including a COVID-19 hotline.

INEOS Hygienics for “INEOS Hygienics ongoing support in the fight against corona” for its support to help children safely return to school, for donating sanitizer gels to school, universities, fitness clubs and charities

Ecosystem preservation

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Solvay for “Restoration and Ecological Plan of Cuchia Quarry Torrelavega Site” for its impressive plan to implement the restoration and ecological recovery in Cuchia Quarry, which is now a reality with an enriched ecosystem.

En route to climate neutrality

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KEMIANTEOLLISUUS for “Climate Neutral Chemistry” where they developed a roadmap to reach carbon neutral industry sector in Finland by 2045. They worked together with member companies and the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, and shared best practices with stakeholders. Read more

Evonik Operations GmbH for “GET H2 Nukleus” which aims to build the core for a European hydrogen economy; from a network, infrastructure along the value chain, and connections for all sectors as well as for the import of hydrogen are being created.

BASF for “Strategic CO2 Transparency Tool (SCOTT)” a digital solution which calculates and allows the visualization of Product Carbon Footprints for all 45,000 sales products worldwide to provide transparency for the carbon footprint of purchased materials to BASF customers. Read more

Safe and Sustainable: from design phase to use phase

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And a special commendation goes to Borealis, Covestro and DOMO Chemicals for their project “Porsche and Circularise collaborate with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals to enable the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector” which enables the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector and has led to improved supply chain collaboration

Dow Europe GmbH for “The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program” an innovative progamme engaging the value chain, to recycle polyurethane foam from end-of-life mattresses and turn it into RENUVA™ polyols for use in new mattresses and other applications.

SABIC for “SABIC’s certified circular polymers”; conducted in collaboration with strategic partners across their value chain, their certified circular polymers are produced through the feedstock recycling of low quality, used mixed plastic that could otherwise be destined for incineration or landfill.

Thank you to the 2021 Jury

Thank you to our 2021 Responsible Care Awards jury who assessed each of the 67 applications submitted for this year’s awards:

  • Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy
  • Emma Argutyan, Director General of the European Chemical Employers Group, ECEG
  • Armen Artwich, Member of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs – PKN ORLEN S.A.