Chemical Industries Association awards announced.

Chemical Industries Association awards announced.

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has added an award for sustainable development to its annual awards package. The timing of the award, issued for the first time to Elementis Chromium of Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, UK, is set to coincide with the launch of the CIA’s sustainable development programme.

The programme, announced at the CIA Awards Dinner in Manchester in July, follows a previous commitment by the association to develop an integrated set of economic, social and environmental goals for sustainable development by mid-2004.

The CIA vision for a sustainable chemical industry is warmly applauded by Barry Stickings, chairman of BASF and of the UK Chemistry Leadership Council. Stickings was awarded this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership and personal dedication which has, according to CIA director general Judith Hackitt, resulted in measurable and lasting benefits to the UK chemical industry.

A national seminar to discuss the CIA’s ’sustainable development guiding principles and goals’ is planned for 30 November 2004, providing further advice to members on interpretation, implementation and communication of the goals and principles at operational level. A brochure outlining these is available at the CIA bookshop.

Bea Perks