THE COMPANIES THAT COMPRISE THE ST. JOHN INDUSTRIAL GROUP
are on a Quest for Excellence and ask that you join them in understanding emissions, reviewing the emission reductions shown in the graphs and reducing your own environmental footprint. The Quest for Excellence by these companies in reducing air, water, off-site and land emissions to the environment has made significant strides since 1987 and they continue to find ways to improve. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Community Right-to-Know law. To best illustrate the dramatic reductions these companies have made since 1987 (the first year releases were required to be reported), the graphs show only 1987 (or the company’s first reporting year) and 2015. The goal of continuing to reduce emissions has encouraged a variety of innovative engineering accomplishments; review of chemicals and alternatives; capital equipment investment designed to assist in reducing emissions; and environmental commitment.
The Community Right-to-Know law reviews emergency planning and another part establishes rules for storage and release inventory. It informs residents, businesses and employees of what hazardous chemicals are on site. All of the companies in this report are also active members of the St. John the Baptist Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) which meets monthly at the Emergency Operations Center to develop and review emergency plans, assess response capabilities and conduct training. This ongoing partnership with local government and industries creates a valuable resource for everyone in St. John the Baptist Parish. When it comes to planning, preparedness and response, we are all partners.
We provide this information to you in an effort to inform and educate you about chemicals used and manufactured in your community. It is important that you know how to Shelter-In-Place and listen to authorities regarding evacuation, if ever required. (Please see page 15 for more details on Shelter-In-Place and risk management planning.)
Quest for Excellence impacts every role and aspect of production. These St. John facilities strive to produce
the highest quality products in the most efficient manner with a laser focus on safety in an atmosphere that
allows each person to flourish, with opportunities to reach (and exceed) their fullest potential. These companies
and employees are mindful of corporate values, responsibilities to shareholders, profit margins,
waste reduction and continuous improvement.
Quest for Excellence conveys the environmental commitment and the desire
to truly bring positive results to the community. The St. John Industrial Group members
helpfully influence education, safety, employment and also pay local taxes, support the
local community and maintain effective teamwork. )
Quest for Excellence is an expedition resulting in discoveries and inventions that make
our community and our Earth a better place to live. St. John Industrial Group companies
adhere to and embrace a culture of safety and implemented intrinsically safe design..
The St. John Industrial Group is proud to be an active part of the community.
Please take time to review this report in its entirety and visit the web site at
Special thanks to Steve Mason, EPA Region 6 for details on this law.
Please see EPCRA web links on page 5.