Bridgewater, New Jersey, U.S., June 29, 2016 -Linde LLC has received certification of its Anacortes, Washington, high purity hydrogen plant under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program.
“The Responsible Care Certification is a true testament of the commitment to excellence at the Linde Anacortes location, said Tom Caperon, Anacortes Plant Manager. “To be in operation for such a short time and walk through the certification process with no minor or major findings speaks volumes to the dedication of the Anacortes team. It shows that not only are we committed to our own safety, but we are committed to the safety of our neighbors and community as well.”
The plant, commissioned in 2013, produces 99.9% purity hydrogen using steam and natural gas in a steam methane reformer (SMR). Total output of the plant is delivered by pipeline to the Shell Oil Puget Sound refinery.
“I congratulate my colleagues at the Anacortes hydrogen plant for this achievement which is aligned with our organization's commitment to reaching excellence by safely and effectively serving our customers and provide outstanding customer experience every day,” said Holly Jerdi, Head of Health, Safety and Environment-Linde Americas.
Responsible Care is a globally recognized management system aimed at helping companies improve performance in areas such as safety, health, environment and security. Certification is mandatory for all ACC member companies, which must undergo headquarter and facility audits by an independent, accredited auditor to verify that they have a structure and system in place that manages and measures performance. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is Linde’s independent auditor. Since 2008, 25 Linde plants in North America have been certified under the program.
The Responsible Care management system offers an integrated, structured approach for driving continual improvement in seven key areas: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; process safety; and product stewardship.
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
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