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Strem Chemicals Surpasses ChemStewards® Requirements

Strem Qualifies for SOCMA’s “Excellence” Ranking 

Newburyport, MA (August 3, 2017) – Strem Chemical’s Newburyport, MA facility announced today that as a result of exceeding key performance requirements for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) ChemStewards® program, it has qualified for the program’s highest ranking – the Excellence Tier.   

Strem is being recognized for its successful efforts to go above and beyond the minimum for federal environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) compliance, build customer confidence and community trust, and strengthen product stewardship.

“We are delighted to achieve the Excellence Tier ranking again this year. Strem has been a participant in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program since it started in 2005, and we are proud of our ongoing commitment to this and other EHS&S programs” said Dr. Ephraim S. Honig, Chief Executive Officer at Strem Chemicals.

“We congratulate Strem Chemicals for this achievement, which represents their commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S performance,” said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director, ChemStewards. “By operating above expectations, Strem is building customer confidence, community trust and strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain.”

ChemStewards is an industry-developed EHS&S program designed for the specialty chemicals industry. It was created from industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and to reduce the environmental footprint left by member facilities. The program is based on a three-tier system with key performance requirements per tier. Tier one is known as Fundamental and tier two is Enhanced Performance – the standard tier for ChemStewards® participants. To qualify for Excellence, or tier three, facilities must sign core principles, complete security requirements, have one documented management review meeting, complete a third-party verification of management systems at the Enhanced Performance level, and submit a voluntary tier three application.

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About Strem Chemicals, Inc.

Strem Chemicals, Inc., established in 1964, is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals of high purity. Strem’s key products include catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls, CVD/ALD precursors and nanomaterials. Its products are used for research and development and commercial scale applications, especially in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries. Strem Chemicals also provides custom synthesis, process development and cGMP manufacturing services. Strem is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, visit


Since 1921, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world, bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program that was created to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.


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