Pittsburgh, January 14, 2013— Due to its longstanding commitment to sustainability, Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently received the Johnson Controls Sustainability Leadership Performance Award. Johnson Controls – a global industrial leader – recognizes its top-performing suppliers annually for achievements in sustainability, innovation and automotive products, among others.
“It really is quite an honor to be recognized by one of the premier automotive industry suppliers,” said Bill Worms, vice president, Polyurethane Raw Material Sales, Bayer MaterialScience. “At Bayer, sustainability shapes our operations, our products and how we do business. We are happy to see our efforts align with our customer’s goals as well.”
Bayer supplies Johnson Controls with isocyanates, base and polymer polyols used to produce polyurethane cushioning for lightweight vehicle headrests and seats.
Johnson Controls based the judging for the award on several factors including:
Embracing sustainability as a core value of the company
Executive ownership for sustainability related initiatives
Complying with sustainability laws and regulations
A focus on reducing the company’s carbon footprint and participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project
Achievement of top tier scores in the Johnson Controls Supplier Scorecard for Sustainability
“Bayer holds sustainability in a very high view as we do at Johnson Controls,” said Kevin Krause, global purchasing director, Chemicals, Johnson Controls, Inc. “What really made Bayer stand out from the rest of our suppliers is their participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project – they took it seriously and scored high globally, not just in the North America region.”
Global key account manager for Bayer, Greg Stawara, accepted the award on behalf of Bayer at Johnson Controls’ annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony held in Plymouth, Mich.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,800 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2011 sales of 10.8 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience’s 2011 sales in North America were $2.9 billion. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
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