Application Portal for the SOCMA 2021 Performance Improvement Awards is Open!
The SOCMA Performance Improvement Awards are based on the ChemStewards® Five Core Principles and evaluate best practices and principles that demonstrate continuous improvement beyond the basic requirements of ChemStewards® or additional Environmental, Health, Safety & Security government-mandated programs.
There are five award categories:
Educational Outreach Award
The submission period is open from Wednesday, May 19-Friday, July 2.
Awards capture facility activities between a specific period of time. For example, the 2021 Awards capture facility activities between June 2020 – May 2021 and metrics or agency data for 2019 – 2020.
SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Award recognition program focuses on organization improvements
in the past year. Applications should be focused on describing programmatic performance improvement, instead of overall compliance program elements.
To be eligible for the Gold, Silver or Bronze awards you must be an actively engaged SOCMA member currently in good standing with ChemStewards® or participate in an accepted alternative or equivalent performance improvement program. If you have any questions on your alternative or equivalency to ChemStewards® contact a member of the ChemStewards® staff.
Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates (SOCMA) Performance Improvement Awards are based on an individual facility’s achievement and improvement and achievement over a specific award time.
SOCMA is only accepting applications submitted via this online format. No other print applications will be accepted. Members will not be able to access the application after midnight of the application deadline of July 2, 2021.
2021 Awards will capture facility activities during the timeframe of June 2020 – May 2021 and metrics or agency data for the year 2019 – 2020.
All applications will be judged in a blind-blind process. The judges will not know who the applicants are and the judging committee will be formed by the SOCMA staff and kept confidential. The members of the judging committee will not be allowed to submit an application.
Applicants must answer all general questions and award-based questions to be eligible to receive an award.
The ENTIRE application must be filled out in order to be judged in either the Gold, Silver or Bronze category. If a section is not relevant, please put “N/A”.
Do not use your company name or reference your company location in any of the text responses throughout the application. Failure to remove all references to company name/location could result in application removal.