Protecting Our Communities

Implementing local community engagement programs, impact assessments and development programs builds partnerships with the communities where we live and operate. Some of these programs include involving facility management with Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), environmental impact assessments and public reporting, stakeholder engagement plans and providing a formal local community grievance process. 

In 2015, 100% of our operations had implemented local community engagement programs, impact assessments and development programs, compared to 100% for 2014 and 93% for 2013.  

  • Our locations continue to engage in cooperative efforts with local fire and rescue services to build a relationship that benefits both entities.  Facilities receive much needed services in the event of an emergency, and the local emergency services get the use of an industrial facility for beneficial hands-on-training for its members. 
    • Our Neville Island facility invited local fire and emergency management system crews to interact with plant managers and employees, initiating a relationship that would familiarize these services with our plant and needs in the event of an emergency.
  • Our largest manufacturing facility, Big Sandy, participates monthly in the Ashland CAP (Community Action Panel) where local plant leaders interact with the community to discuss Calgon Carbon's impact and answer questions from the group. 
  • UV Technologies actively participates in the local township developmental awareness meetings, and regularly hosts local fire and police departments.
  • The Feluy plant in Belgium is an active member in the Feluy Industrial Area Environmental & Safety Commission.  The Commission facilitates open communications among authorities, governments, industry and surrounding communities.  

In 2015, we continued implementation of our RC14001® Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Management System in our U.S. operations.   The system includes provisions for participation in mutual assistance programs and for responding to emergencies, as well as processes and procedures to identify and control hazards and communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including the communities in which we operate.