Two Chevron Phillips Chemical plants in Borger and Orange, Texas, were among the nation’s top 5% safety performers to be recognized by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers with an Elite Gold Safety Award for their 2022 performance.
CPChem plants in Port Arthur and Sweeny, Texas, won the Elite Silver Safety Award, which the AFPM gives to the top 10% of safety performers in the industry. AFPM is a national trade association representing the makers of fuels and petrochemical products.
“We congratulate the CPChem sites that AFPM recognized this year for their outstanding and industry-leading safety performance. At CPChem, we have an extensive history of operational excellence. Safe, reliable operations remain one of our core values and the anchor of our business,” said Elliott W.H. Johnson, SVP, EHSS. “These achievements demonstrate that our employees and contractors are adhering our culture of Performance by Design. Caring by Choice and are advancing our company toward Our Journey to Zero goal each year.”
The Elite Gold and Silver Safety Awards recognize AFPM member facilities that demonstrate outstanding safety performance along with safety program innovation and leadership. To win these awards, AFPM member facilities undergo a rigorous screening process by the AFPM Distinguished Safety Award (DSA) Selection Committee.
Of the 246 facilities that applied in 2022, only 29 passed the screening criteria.
CPChem retains a strong safety record among peer member companies for combined employee and contractor recordable incidence rates, based on available data reported by the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care program. CPChem is also active in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), with all 18 wholly owned U.S. facilities designated as OSHA VPP Star Sites.