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OMNOVA Solutions renews ISO 14001:2004 certification at its Performance Chemicals facility in Le Havre, France

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OMNOVA Solutions renews ISO 14001:2004 certification at its Performance Chemicals facility in Le Havre, France

July 31, 2013 - 01:15
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VILLEJUST, France, July 30, 2013 (Press Release) -OMNOVA Solutions' Performance Chemicals facility in Le Havre, France successfully renewed its ISO 14001:2004 certification. Following a third-party audit by LRQA Business Assurance in May, the plant retained ISO 14001:2004 certification, which is an environmental standard signifying the facility's commitment to identify and reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Achieving ISO 14001:2004 certification is a significant part of the Le Havre plant's overall safety, health and environmental efforts, and supports OMNOVA's global focus on continuous improvement in every facet of its business. As a Responsible Care® company, OMNOVA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through sustainable operations and products and to supporting the communities in which its employees work and live.

The audit identified a number of strengths upon which the plant can build to fulfill its commitment to enhancing its operational excellence objectives, including:

  • Employees are highly attentive to environmental issues

  • Employees are involved in efficient waste management

  • Human resources and communications policies reflect the value of the environment

  • Safety and environmental guidelines for subcontractors are rigorously managed

The Le Havre plant's ISO 14001:2004 certification is valid until June 2016.

About OMNOVA Solutions

OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with 2012 sales of (US) $1.1 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The company is headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio, USA, and serves a global marketplace from 10 chemical production facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. The regional headquarters for Europe is in Villejust, France. The business has representative offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas and an extensive network of distributors and agents strategically located around the world.