The American Chemistry Council (ACC), today posted on americanchemistry.com, a video tour of a modern day chemistry facility. The video tour will provide viewers with an inside look into the operation of ACC member facilities and answer questions about the industry.
“Many people have preconceived notions of what goes on inside a chemistry plant although they haven’t been inside one,” said Jack Gerard, President and CEO of ACC. “This video allows visitors to tour a facility so they can get a clear picture of a typical plant. Viewers will be able to see the environmental, health, safety and security measures our member facilities have implemented and how the products they make are essential to our everyday lives.”
The video tour allows viewers to explore the inside of chemistry facilities and discover how clean, safe and modern they are and also how workers, community and consumers benefit. “Visitors will see first-hand that the safety and security of its workers and host communities is a top priority for American chemistry. The safeguards that ACC members put in place have resulted in a worker safety record more than five times better than the U.S. manufacturing average. In addition, ACC members have voluntarily invested nearly $5 billion to enhance security at their facilities.
Viewers will see that today’s facilities help the environment and contribute to a stronger America. Through efficient construction and the use of renewable solar and wind energy, the chemistry industry has made a concerted effort to reduce its energy consumption. As a result, chemistry plants have reduced emissions – of six criteria air pollutants – by over 43 percent in the last two decades and improved energy efficiency by 51 percent since 1974, and 27 percent since 1990.
To view the plant tour, please visit: www.americanchemistry.com/planttour.
About the American Chemistry Council:
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental researched and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $664 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.