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Rockwood Accomplishments

2011

New Providence Wins State Environmental Stewardship Award
The Chemetall Surface Treatment New Providence site was awarded an environmental stewardship certificate in the areas of environmental policy, environmental management system, hazardous materials reduction, and materials conservation by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
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Chemetall Surface Treatment Mexicana Awarded Industria Limpia Certificate
The PROFEPA delegate a the Querétaro State, Mr. Arturo E. Ortiz-Montes, presented Ernesto Osorno, General Manager of Chemetall Mexicana Operations with the Industria Limpia certificate on April 14, 2011.
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Rockwood Shenzhen Site Honored as "Advanced Unit On Safety In 2010" by Local Government
At the Nanshan District General Assembly of "Welcome Universiade, Security and Safety" on April 26, 2011, the Rockwood Color Pigments -Shenzhen site was honored as an "advanced unit in implementing strong personal accountabilities for production safety in 2010".
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2009

Chemetall Lithium Receives Funding for the Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety awarded 5.7 million Euros to Chemetall Lithium, a unit of Rockwood Holdings Inc., to set up a pilot plant for the recycling of lithium ion batteries.
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Rockwood Color Pigments Announces World’s First cGMP-certified Plant for Pharmaceutical Grade Iron Oxide
Rockwood Color Pigments has commissioned its high purity iron oxide facility in Turin, Italy. Completed in January 2009, the new plant is the first cGMP-certified iron oxide facility in the world.
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CeramTec AG Wins Environmental Technology Award
At the forefront in the field of energy efficiency: Environment Minister Tanja Gönner awarded the first prize of the Baden-Württemberg environmental technology award ... to CeramTec.
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2008 Chairman's Safety Awards
The following Rockwood sites were awarded the 2008 Chairman Safety Award for completing a year with no lost time accidents and no major incidents, as well as having a healthy Near Miss Reporting culture.
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Local Government Recognizes Rockwood Pigments Taicang
On Jan. 9, 2009, the Rockwood Pigments Taicang, China site was recognized as Enterprise with Excellent Safety Performance in 2008 by the local government, the Taicang Harbor Development Zone, Taicang City.
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2008

Rockwood Pigments' Shenzhen Site Featured in Best Practices Forum
On Oct. 11, 2008, Tom Chen, China Safety, Health and Environment (SHE*) manager, was invited by Nanshan Institute of Health Inspection, Shenzhen, to share the best practices on occupational health management at a forum.
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Chemetall Chile Four Years With No Lost Time Accidents
Chemetall’s Salar de Atacama plant in Chile employs 90 people who run a solar ponds evaporation system in order to produce lithium salts. Plant operations started in the early 1980s and, throughout the years, this site has marked several safety achievements, including the four-year milestone.
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