Environmental Health and Safety

“Safety is the Cornerstone of Everything We Do”

Kuraray’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Security initiatives are top priorities and performance metrics within our facilities.  We strive to meet or exceed all requirements. We are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations.  We are committed to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Management System method of continually improving our Environmental, Health, Safety and Security management systems.

Reliability is absolutely central to our business. As a producer of unique polymers and chemicals, it is essential that we produce the best product for our customers—no matter what. We have a clear focus on creating superior product day-in and day-out while also ensuring our facilities are used as efficiently and safely as possible. We want to create the best product possible, efficiently as possible, all while reducing our environmental impacts.

Some of the programs we have in place include:

  • Water Consumption Improvement
  • Energy Use Studies and Reduction Countermeasures
  • Effective utilization of waste Projects
  • Environmental Accounting

Our approach to safety is equally rigorous and is focused on three key areas, which cover activities both inside and outside our facilities:

  • Occupational Safety
  • Process Safety
  • Security and Disaster Preparation

For Kuraray America, Inc.’s efforts, we have won various awards including:

  • Caring for Texas
  • Best And Brightest Companies To Work For®

Along with our internal programs, Kuraray America, Inc. is involved in the following organizations within the community, as both a commitment to community protection as well as a way to ensure we are incorporating the best practices possible in all our facilities.

These include, The Texas Chemical Council (TCC), The Association of Chemical Industries of Texas (ACIT), The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), The East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA), The Local Emergency Planning Committees within our communities, The La Porte Community Advisory Council (CAC), the La Porte Plant Managers Network, and many other organizations within our community.

Kuraray is ISO 9001 and Responsible Care Code 14001 Certified.