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Responsible Care®

Our Commitment

Hexion Inc. ("Hexion") is a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). As a member of the ACC, Hexion is committed to the principles outlined under the ACC's ® program  As a global company with worldwide operations, Hexion is also committed to the International Council of Chemicals Association (ICCA) Global Responsible Care core principles as outlined in the Responsible Care Global Charter.

In 2016, Hexion achieved recertification by the ACC Responsible Care® Management System. After two audit cycles, eight locations have been audited successfully. The Company’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, was audited and received certification.

Hexion sites have achieved 80 safety, quality and energy management designations globally.

  • 12 sites achieved ISO 14001 certification (EMS)
  • 7 sites earned OHSAS 18001 certification (OHS)
  • 43 sites achieved ISO 9001 certification (QMS)

Hexion’s Responsible Care® Management System continues to evolve and expand with several actions implemented:

  • Global Standards simplification and enhancement to ensure consistency and effectiveness;
  • Implementation of expanded audit compliance protocols to ensure deeper regulatory review during corporate audits

In addition, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently unveiled a set of industry-wide Sustainability Principles, which articulate our contributions to sustainability, as well as our commitment to advancing safe, innovative, effective chemical products, materials and technologies that are essential to a sustainable future.

These principles align with Hexion’s efforts to contribute to sustainability, today and in the future with responsible chemistry.


2018 ACC Responsible Care Awards

Product Safety Award

  • Product Design and Improvement Process to Accelerate Innovation of Waterborne Epoxy Resin Technology (EPI-REZ™ Resins & EPIKURE™ Curing Agents) to Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Energy Efficiency Award

  • Improved Efficiency on Formaldehyde Production Unit – Springfield, OR (Awarded with Exceptional Merit)

Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Awards

  • Rainwater Utilization Project – Geismar, LA
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Reduction – Morganton, NC

Facility Safety Awards

  • Excellence:  Acme, NC; Alexandria, LA; Diboll, TX; Hope, AR; La Grande, OR; Missoula, MT; Moreau, NY; Morganton, NC; Lakeland, FL
  •  Honor: Fayetteville, NC; Sheboygan, WI
  • Achievement: Geismar, TX; Springfield, OR; Argo, IL; Deer Park, TX; Brady, TX; Shreveport, LA; Louisville, KY

Code of Business Ethics

Operating in an ethical manner is the foundation for ensuring Hexion complies with the letter and the spirit of the law. Learn more about Hexion's code of business ethics. Hexion's Code of Business Ethics provides guidelines on the high standards of integrity and the conduct expected of every associate.

Compliance Officer

The Hexion Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the implementation of the respective Codes. The General Counsel of Hexion serves as our Compliance Officer to assist in the administration the Codes. 

Accountability and Responsibility

We are also committed to engagement and feedback from the public and other stakeholders. Any comments regarding our operations can also be directed to the Compliance Officer at or by contacting us at:

Compliance Officer
Attn. Hexion General Counsel
180 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 225-4000

All suspected violations of Hexion's Code of Business Ethics will be investigated. All communications, complaints and concerns will be received and processed by our Compliance Officer.

Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council.

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