Cambrex Charles City Recertified Compliant in SOCMA ChemStewards® Program

East Rutherford, NJ – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM, “Cambrex”) is pleased to announce that Cambrex Charles City (Iowa, USA) has furthered its commitment to environmental, health, safety and security excellence by becoming recertified in the ChemStewards® performance improvement program of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA). ChemStewards represents a commitment to improve environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance for the batch chemical manufacturing industry through a system of reviews and independent audits.

Cambrex Charles City’s recertification to ChemStewards demonstrates a focus and commitment to continuous improvement of regulatory compliance and product management, and further instills confidence and trust in our customers and community. Over the past few years, Cambrex Charles City has expanded on its EHS&S core programs with several continuous improvement directives aimed at coworker training, process hazard analysis and incident investigation programs.

“I continue to be extremely proud of our hard work and dedication to EHS&S programs. This recertification further demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement to our coworkers, our neighbors in the community and our products,” said Joe Nettleton, Vice President of Operations & Site Director, Cambrex Charles City.

“Recertification of ChemStewards is a major step for Cambrex Charles City’s employees, customers and community,” said Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO. “Cambrex Charles City has shown a consistent commitment to making their process management system the best it can be. SOCMA’s ChemStewards program is designed to help batch, custom and specialty chemical companies prioritize environmental, health, safety and security improvement. Cambrex Charles City’s successful completion of the program should serve as proof for their customers of their superior performance.”


SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 220 companies. For more information on our services and products, please visit

ChemStewards is SOCMA’s flagship EHS&S continuous performance improvement program. . 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. To learn more visit

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