LONDON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Welcomes ExxonMobil Chemical as new category sponsor
ICIS (http://www.icis.com ), the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 12th annual ICIS Innovation Awards (http://www.icis.com/awards ), designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.
ICIS is pleased to confirm international management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (http://www.rolandberger.com) as overall sponsor of the Awards. Roland Berger will also continue as sponsor of the Best Product Innovation category this year.
Distribution company U.S. Chemicals (http://www.uschemicals.com) continues as a category sponsor, this year of the Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability category.
And ExxonMobil Chemical joins the Awards as first time sponsor of the category for Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise.
Neil Checker, a partner at Roland Berger and also a member of the Awards judging panel, comments that: "We are honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to continue in the role of overall sponsor of this prestigious award programme, following on from our support in previous years as Best Product Innovation sponsor.
"Together with our fellow sponsors we look forward with excitement to reviewing the submissions this year and honouring the winners."
The awards enable companies to celebrate their success in the vital activity of innovation and the increasingly important areas of sustainability and environmental performance.
There are five categories to enter:
- Best Product Innovation - sponsored by Roland Berger
- Best Process Innovation
- Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)- sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical
- Best Business Innovation
- Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability - sponsored by U.S. Chemicals
John Baker, Awards manager at ICIS, comments: "We are delighted to be celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Awards and the addition of a new sponsor, especially such a prominent and innovative company in the chemical industry. The Awards continue to grow and gain industry support and last year attracted a record level of entries. We once again look forward to highlighting the very best of innovation in the chemical industry.
"There is tremendous effort and investment going into innovation in the chemical sector today, as companies seek answers to many of society's global problems and seek to ensure their long-term sustainability."
The Awards are open to entry from today, with a deadline for entries of 26 June 2015. The winners will be announced on 19 October 2015.
For more information or to enter the awards, visit http://www.icis.com/awards or call John Baker on +44-20-8652-3153.
Notes to Editors:
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About Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is the only leading global consultancy of German heritage and European origin. With 2,400 employees working from 36 countries, we have successful operations in all major international markets. Our 50 offices are located in the key global business hubs. The consultancy is an independent partnership owned exclusively by its 220 Partners.
About U.S. Chemicals LLC
U.S. Chemicals, LLC, is a 50-year-old worldwide specialty chemical distributor serving the textiles, paint, flame retardants, plastic, cosmetic, personal care, food and pharmaceutical industries. A woman-owned business based in Darien, Connecticut, US, U.S. Chemicals actively supports environmentally responsible manufacturers and distributors of chemical products and services.
About ExxonMobil Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Our unique portfolio of commodity and specialty businesses generates annual sales of more than 24 million tonnes of prime products. We have world-scale manufacturing facilities in all major regions, and our products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of everyday consumer and industrial products.
We process feedstocks from ExxonMobil's Upstream and Downstream operations, supplemented with market sources, to manufacture chemical products for higher-value end uses. We focus on product lines that capitalise on scale and technology advantages, building on our strengths in advantaged feedstocks, lower-cost processes, and premium products. As a result, we have strong positions in the markets we serve.
For further information, contact:
Opportunity Identification Manager
New Product Platforms
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Web site: http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com