Cambrex Recognized for Support of Sustainability Program in Local High Schools

East Rutherford, NJ – December 5, 2017 – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), today announced that it is the recipient of the 2017 Educational Outreach Award for the Cambrex Charles City facility’s commitment in educating local schools about the benefits of chemistry and chemicals, as well as strong environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) efforts.

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) presented this top industry honor to Cambrex as part of the annual Performance Improvement Awards ceremony at SOCMA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Member Dinner on December 4 in New York City. Seth Levine, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at Cambrex, accepted the award on behalf of Cambrex at the dinner.

The Cambrex Charles City site was recognized for its support of local high school students who implemented a program to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic containers used for holding water. Through the program, students reduced the number of containers being used by more than 70 percent per year, and they found a partner to take the used containers for repurposing them, thus promoting environmental savings as well. The combined efforts are expected to save the company more than $190,000 annually. Cambrex’s Charles City facility supported this effort as part of a collaboration with the Iowa North BIG program which brings area businesses and high school students together to solve real world manufacturing issues.

“We are pleased to receive this award from SOCMA, not only on behalf of the exemplary efforts of our employees, but also the students who were committed to making this project a success,” said Joe Nettleton, Vice President US Operations at Cambrex. “Our team looks forward to working with the students in the coming year and continuing to give back to the community as we move forward.”

About Cambrex

Cambrex Corporation is an innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics. The Company offers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), advanced intermediates and enhanced drug delivery products for branded and generic pharmaceuticals. Development and manufacturing capabilities include enzymatic biotransformations, high potency APIs, high energy chemical synthesis and controlled substances.  For more information, please visit


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