The Nouryon Asa site in Japan was recently commended as a "2021 Excellent Company for Global Warming Countermeasures” in Yamaguchi Prefecture in recognition of the company’s proactive approach to reducing carbon dioxide.

The Asa site installed refrigerators in the product storage unit that were updated to more be more energy efficient and achieved a 15% reduction in carbon dioxide through 2021. Araki Shigeo, Nouryon Asa Site Manager, received the certificate from the local governor at the commendation ceremony on November 12th.

“Nouryon is committed to achieving sustainability objectives, improve safety performance and engage with our communities in Japan,” said Shigeo. Earlier in 2021, the Asa site was also certified as a "Volunteer Fire Corps Office" by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) due to the significant contributions and support extended to the fire-fighting activities in the community.

In Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, where Nouryon’s Asa site is located, approximately 12 to 14 individuals, organizations and companies with outstanding contributions to global warming countermeasures, environmental, resource and energy conservation are selected every year as "Excellent Company for Global Warming Countermeasures" and they are commended by the prefectural governor. This is the first time Nouryon has been recognized with this commendation.

Commendation ceremony with Araki (right)  and Yoshimoto (left)
Commendation ceremony with Araki (right) and Yoshimoto (left)