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2013-09-27

LANXESS India receives two prestigious awards from Indian Chemical Council and Indo German Chamber of Commerce

Mumbai, September 26, 2013: LANXESS India Private Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of LANXESS AG, a global specialty company, has been acknowledged both for its business and its efforts towards sustainability. The company strives to meet its economic and ecological goals and these awards bear testimony to its efforts. Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India Private Limited, accepted the recognitions from the esteemed industry bodies at the award functions held in Mumbai.
The award for Excellence In Management of Health, Safety and Environment from Indian Chemical Council (ICC) has been given in appreciation of the company’s perseverant efforts towards meeting very high HSEQ standards at its manufacturing sites in India.

For example in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh LANXESS installed and commissioned a Waste Water Post Treatment Plant which treats the discharge from the production facilities in a manner that no liquid effluents are discharged from the site. Supported with an investment of nearly INR 35 crores, it is a significant step in the Indian chemical industry.  Another initiative towards reducing carbon footprint is the cogeneration plant fuelled by biomass which  helps save carbon footprint by 70,000 metric tons of coal per year and thus reducing about 95,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

While at the Jhagadia site, the cogeneration plant runs on eco-friendly natural gas which saves emissions of around 31,000 tons of CO2 equivalents per year. The site also has an off gas incinerator which helps minimize the VOC impact on the environment by steam generation through the heat recovered from flue gas, which is then used for production.

Also, LANXESS has invested in installing very modern effluent treatment plants at both its sites. All of these initiatives are examples of LANXESS efforts taken towards optimizing resources and key milestones within the HSE framework. Such initiatives have paved the way for improving the image of the entire chemical industry.

In another feather in its cap, LANXESS received the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) Award for ‘Indo-German Economic Relations, 2013’ in the category of outstanding contribution for the promotion of economic relations between these two countries. LANXESS has been able to bring the best of German technology and expertise to India, while working towards doing successful business to benefit both the countries.

On this occasion Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have come a long way in India both in terms of growth in business and implementation of substantial projects towards sustainable development. We are thankful to ICC and IGCC for having recognized our efforts to build a strong and sustainable foundation for business by leveraging our German expertise & technology in India”.


About LANXESS
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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