LANXESS Corporation Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

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SOCMA Recognizes LANXESS for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Initiate

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The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing batch, custom, and specialty chemical manufacturers, has awarded LANXESS Corporation’s Baytown facility it’s 2013 Silver Award for Product Stewardship. The award recognizes LANXESS Baytown for its exemplary efforts and achievements in improving its environmental, health, safety and security. The honor is given as part of SOCMA’s annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards®, SOCMA’s EHS&S initiative. This is the 6th year LANXESS’ Baytown facility received this prestigious accolade from SOCMA.

The Silver Performance Improvement Award was announced at SOCMA’s 92nd Annual Dinner on December 9 in New York City dinner.

“We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S program. This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community,” said Ms. Crouch.

LANXESS participates in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their facilities in an environment that guarantees safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders.

The Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII) business unit’s production site in Baytown, Texas was recognized for its successful efforts to provide customers, distributors and other product receivers with information on the safe use, transport and dispose of chemicals.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.1 billion in 2012 and roughly 17,500 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good as well as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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