MEGlobal re-verified as Responsible Care in-Place

Fort Saskatchewan, April 15, 2011

Local ethylene glycol producer, MEGlobal, announced today that it has received its Responsible Care in-Place re-verification from the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.

Verification is a rigorous process. Member companies must comply with more than 150 requirements to retain Responsible Care status. Every three years, a team of industry experts, public advocates and local citizens form a verification team to review company operations, interview employees and identify any areas for improvement the company could implement. MEGlobal was first verified as a Responsible Care company in 2007.

“MEGlobal’s commitment to the principles of Responsible Care is present in every aspect of our operations,” says Bob Brandt, vice president of manufacturing for MEGlobal. “Our staff, policies, systems and actions ensure our products are managed responsibly from manufacture through disposal.”

There are two MEGlobal manufacturing facilities in Alberta, one in Fort Saskatchewan and the other at Prentiss near Lacombe. “We are proud of our performance in safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement,” says Rejeanne Cool, Global Environment Health & Safety Leader. ”It’s how we do business.”

The full report is available online at www.meglobal.biz/responsible and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.

About MEGlobal
MEGlobal™ is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethylene glycol (EG) products. Established in July 2004, the company is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait. With approximately 200 employees worldwide, MEGlobal serves customers around the world, and has production facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss in Alberta, Canada. EG is used as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET), antifreeze formulations and other industrial products. For more information on the company, visit www.meglobal.biz

Information contact:
Brenda Gheran
MEGlobal Communications
780-935-7991