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SAFECHEM Recognized with Global Chemical Leasing Award in Two Categories

Düsseldorf, Germany - June 01, 2012

SAFECHEM Europe is recognized for its COMPLEASE™ Chemical Leasing business model with two Global Chemical Leasing Awards by the German and Austrian Ministries for the Environment, as well as UNIDO. The official Award ceremony took place during the ACHEMA show in Frankfurt.

The Golden Chemical Leasing Award was handed to Karl Stuetzle, General Manager, SAFECHEM Europe (left) by Hubert Steinkemper, Director-General for Environmental Health, Emission Control, Safety of Installations and Transport and Chemical Safety, BMU (right)

 

The winners of the Global Chemical Leasing Award 2012

The Global Chemical Leasing Award recognizes best practices in chemical leasing and helps to promote sound chemicals management and resource efficiency. The Award is sponsored jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

SAFECHEM was awarded a gold award in the category for ‘Case Studies’, highlighting three successful COMPLEASE™ customers in the UK, Germany and Serbia. Additionally, SAFECHEM was awarded a bronze award in the ‘Public Relations’ category based on the success of a variety of activities SAFECHEM used to promote COMPLEASE™ to a wide range of stakeholders.

“Against the background of many excellent applications the selection was very difficult. But we definitely decided for the best cases who deserved the Award”, stated Dr. Reinhard Joas, Managing Director of BiPRO and member of the jury. Organizations from twelve countries applied for the Global Chemical Leasing Award.

COMPLEASE™ Chemical Leasing is an innovative, complete solution to fulfill customer’s requirements in terms of quality, ecological and economical industrial parts cleaning. Customers benefit from a reduction of solvent consumption by optimizing the cleaning process and performance. The customer pays a monthly leasing fee and is enabled to exactly calculate the cleaning costs.

In 2010, SAFECHEM was already recognized with a Global Chemical Leasing Award.

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Christine Lissy
SAFECHEM Europe GmbH
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