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7 May 2015


The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the winners of its annual industry awards for chemical supply chain excellence.

The Awards were presented at CBA’s Annual Lunch at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, on 29 April 2015, by comedian, author and television personality, Alexander Armstrong, before an audience of more than 1,150 industry representatives and their guests.

CBA’s awards aim to recognise excellence in relation to the industry’s Responsible Care programme and interaction by member companies with their local communities.


Responsible Care is an industry-wide programme promoting year-on-year improvements and best practice in health, safety, security and environmental management.  Once a year, CBA publishes the aggregate performance for all its member companies – and has done so every year since 1993.

The winner of CBA’s Responsible Care Award and the winner of the overall Responsible Care Award was the Bowker Group.  The Award reflects the company’s commitment to Responsible Care and to implementing its Guiding Principles in its day-to-day operations. The engagement of senior managers, the company’s consistent investment in training, and

its regular risk-based internal audits have developed a culture of continuous improvements in health, safety, security, and environmental management.


CBA’s Community Interaction Award aims to recognise an outstanding contribution to community interaction by a member company, or one of its employees, or group of employees.  Many CBA member companies – and their employees – give their time and resources to support local good causes, local schools, or sporting teams.  The CBA’s Award acknowledges these initiatives and a member company’s commitment to the community in which it operates.

The winner of CBA’s Community Interaction Award was Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK.  The Award is in recognition of the company’s effective links with the local communities in which it operates.  Building on local communications in relation to its COMAH sites, the company has forged and maintains strong links with community groups, local schools, and charitable initiatives.


Further information from:

Peter Newport,
Chief Executive Officer, CBA

Michael Cooper,
CBA Responsible Care Co-ordinator
01270 258200

(1)The Chemical Business Association (CBA) represents the independent chemical supply chain.  Its membership includes distributors, traders, warehouse operators, along with logistics and transport companies.  CBA’s members, the majority of which are SMEs, are the main industry interface with thousands of UK downstream chemical users.

(2)CBA member companies employ more than 7,600 people.  They distribute, pack, and blend nearly 4 million tonnes of chemicals each year with a market value of almost three billion euros.  In addition, CBA’s logistics member companies handle more than three million tonnes of chemicals annually.

(3)Compliance with Responsible Care has been mandatory for CBA members since 2002.

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