21 June 2015Awards
The European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) brings together Europe’s major producers of oxygenated and hydrocarbon solvents, including multinationals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By building alliances with industry partners and downstream users, ESIG actively promotes the safe use and management of solvents. Its prime focus is to support responsible care in the use of solvents and advocacy on issues affecting the producers of solvents.
On 20 April 2015 ESIG celebrated the 9th Product Stewardship Award at the European Commission in Brussels as part of the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management Conference. The jury, comprised of experts from the European Commission, EU-OSHA, ICIS and Cefic had decided to reward Oleotecnica S.p.A. for its exceptional accomplishments.
“The entry was based on an investment in a seven-year project to develop best practices in reducing the environmental impact. Over the past years Oleotecnica has continuously decreased its VOC and CO2 emissions by introducing solar energy and a modern computerised manufacturing process that also contributes to lowering worker exposure”.