The DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) Avon plant in Martinez, CA, has been awarded the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® Certificate of Excellence in recognition of its prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses in 2019. The site manufactures MECS® catalyst for the sulfuric acid industry which has been in production at this site since 1970.

DuPont recorded zero fatalities, zero days away from work cases, and zero job transfer or restriction cases at the plant last year for both employees and contractors. The certificate from ACC honors the cooperative and individual effort that went into realizing this achievement.

DuPont places the utmost emphasis on safety and has a strong safety culture that encourages and embraces ideas for continual improvement. The company is committed to protecting the safety and health of employees, contractors, customers and the people in the communities where they operate.

“I am proud of the Avon team for its safety record and the efforts made by each and every employee to ensure a safe work environment,” said Eli Ben-Shoshan, global business leader, DuPont Clean Technologies.

The Avon site also received the Responsible Care® Certificate of Excellence from the American Chemistry Council in 2018.

The sulfuric acid industry has been relying on high-performance MECS® Catalyst products since 1915 to convert sulfur dioxide (SO2) to sulfuric trioxide (SO3) reliably and economically. As a world leader in sulfuric acid process technologies and catalyst production, DuPont supports the sulfuric acid producers around the world with high-quality catalysts that boost plant capacity, improve efficiency and, at the same time, reduce SO2 emissions.