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SOCMA President Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Executive Order 13650


August 1, 2014

Jennifer Drogus
Senior Manager, Public Relations and Media
(202) 721-4182

Washington, D.C. – In recognition of the one-year anniversary of  Executive Order 13650, which established a tri-chair working group tasked with examining the safety and security of U.S. chemical facilities, Lawrence D. Sloan, President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers (SOCMA), issued the following statement:

“We took very seriously the Executive Order’s tenet to work with industry stakeholders to identify best practices over the past year.  We were pleased when the final report to the President incorporated several of our recommendations, including recognition of the value stewardship programs like SOCMA’s ChemStewards® bring to chemical safety and security.  ChemStewards drives our member companies to seek environmental, health, safety and security excellence.  The program’s 99 percent compliance rate is a testament to how seriously our members take safety and security at their facilities.  SOCMA looks forward to a continued public-private partnership with the federal government to identify ways to minimize risk to public health and deepen our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our nation.” 

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