Environment & Safety

Overview

TPC Group is committed to environmental, personal and process safety and health for our employees, customers, suppliers and community, and to continuous improvement in all these areas. Across our organization, and throughout the supply chain, we conduct our operations and manage our products in a safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and efficient manner. As stewards of the environment, we strive to continually improve all aspects of our operations, driving our environmental performance to meet or exceed regulatory requirements and industry practice. We establish annual and long-range targets for our sites to drive continuous improvement in our environmental performance and sustainability. We work in close partnership with community groups and other stakeholders to ensure that we are a responsible neighbor with sustainable operations that are mutually beneficial to all stakeholders. Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S) is integral to our business.

Environment

Our EHSS Policy applies to all aspects of our business, including planning, research, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance, marketing, commercial transactions, transportation, distribution and delivery.

TPC Group will:

  • Provide a safe, secure and healthy environment for all employees, contractors, and communities in which we operate
  • Sustain EHS&S excellence by requiring all TPC employees and contractors to take ownership, be accountable and encourage our co-workers to do the same
  • Utilize risk assessment, risk prioritization, and risk management principles to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, legal and other requirements and to promote continuous improvement, including the commitment to the guiding principles of Responsible Care®
  • Apply a systematic approach and drive continuous improvement in environmental, safety, health, security and process safety management programs and practices that meet regulatory and industry best practices
  • Develop partnerships with our stakeholders that are transparent and based on open dialogue, credibility, and accountability for our actions
  • Be good stewards of our processes and products, practice pollution prevention and optimize resource use across all stages of the product lifecycle

TPC Group manufacturing facilities and the Corporate Office are Responsible Care Management System (RCMS®) Certified by the American Chemistry Council®.

TPC Group is recognized with a Confirmed Rating by EcoVadis for performance in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) built on three pillars: People, Process and Platform.

Safety

At TPC group, our people are our greatest asset. Providing a safe workplace is of utmost importance and our greatest value as an organization. As such, we strive as an organization to monitor our activities and management systems to continuously improve the workplace for our employees and contractors. Through our continuous improvement activities, our goal is to cultivate a safety culture where all our workers feel safe and proud to work at TPC Group. As industry leaders, we recognize and remain committed to our responsibility to our people.

Creating an environment that is free of incidents and a culture that cares about all workers is fundamental to the elements of our culture. We are committed to environmental, personal and process safety and health. As an organization, we constantly monitor industry leading trends and implement techniques to ensure TPC Group is an industry leader in terms of safety performance. We create an environment where every worker has a voice, and all are empowered and vested to create a workplace where people want to work.

Emergency Response

At TPC Group, we take pride in our ability to maintain an Emergency Response Organization that is always standing ready to respond to any emergency that we might experience. Our emergency response teams attend many hours of training and drills throughout the year to ensure we are always prepared. Through our memberships with our mutual aid organizations, industry colleagues and experts, we stay up-to-date on the latest trends, techniques and equipment to ensure our workers and the community are always protected.

Security

Ensuring the security of our facilities is critical. At TPC Group, each manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to prevent against many types of unwanted threats. We are closely linked with local, state, and federal law enforcement and government officials to ensure we remain up-to-date with all threats that could pose risk to our facilities. Additionally, we frequently conduct audits and drills to assess our readiness and procedures.

Process Safety Management

TPC Group’s Process Safety Management culture is a top-down approach that places a significant amount of resources towards risk reduction. The Company assures that the required resources and tools are available to develop, implement and maintain Process Safety Management programs and practices necessary for regulatory compliance and recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) requirements.

Business Continuity

TPC Group’s commitment to its customers is to ensure an effective and adequate crisis response capability. To meet this goal, the Company has a well-defined Crisis Management Plan, which includes Business Continuity and Severe Weather Plans.

The Business Continuity Plan, which incorporates site-based strategies, is designed to establish layers of protection to avoid and minimize the impact of a business interruption, in order to fulfill the Company’s business agreements.

The Crisis Management Plan structure embodies the Company’s commitment to collaboration and transparent communications. Representatives from the business team work closely with operations and supply chain to minimize disruption in our ability to safely supply our customers and to simplify recovery. For more information, please contact your TPC business contact.

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