Avient Attains ACC Responsible Care® 14001 Global Certification for Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security Excellence

December 4, 2023
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Avient conducted Responsible Care® 14001 workshops at facilities in Italy and Mexico as part of Attaining ACC Responsible Care® 14001 Global Certification for Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security Excellence. 

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CLEVELAND – December 4, 2023 – Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, proudly announces the successful completion of the Responsible Care® 14001 (RC14001®) certification process, achieving compliance globally across 48 Avient sites. This prestigious certification is the internationally recognized gold standard for environmental, health, safety, and security management systems established by the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® program, reinforcing Avient’s position as a responsible and reliable partner in the industry.  

“A growing number of customers and commercial partners seek organizations that prioritize protecting the environment, ensuring the well-being of employees, and safeguarding the communities in which they operate,” said Chad Martinez, senior manager, Environmental, Health & Safety Management Systems at Avient. “This third-party verification goes beyond compliance; it reflects Avient's dedication to providing improved service, quality standards, and overall confidence and trust that customers place in our company.”  

“The participation of 48 facilities worldwide is a testament to the hard work and determination of our personnel to expand our previously held central certifications beyond the U.S. to include our global sites, even in countries where environmental and safety standards may be less stringent,” said Scott Buchanan, vice president, Environmental, Health & Safety at Avient Corporation. "Obtaining the RC14001® certification is unique as it encompasses security, product safety, and transportation elements, setting itself apart from the individual ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications.”  

Additionally, this certification follows Avient’s recent Gold Rating certification achievement from EcoVadis, a globally renowned sustainability ratings platform, for its dedication to sustainability, ethics, and responsible business practices.  

For more information on Avient’s commitment to pursuing sustainability for all its stakeholders, please visit the Sustainability web page.

About Avient  
Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure, and outdoor sports  
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy    
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint  
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility    

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit    

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