Cambrex Surpasses ChemStewards® Requirements and Qualifies for SOCMA’s “Excellence” Ranking

East Rutherford, NJ – August 17, 2017 – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), today announced that as a result of exceeding key performance requirements for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) ChemStewards® program, it has qualified for the program’s highest ranking – the Excellence Tier.

Cambrex’s Charles City, Iowa facility has been recognized for its successful efforts to go above and beyond the federal environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) compliance. “By achieving the Excellence ranking, Cambrex Charles City has proven that we are operating above expectations and we continue to build customer confidence, community trust and strengthen product stewardship throughout the supply chain.” commented Joe Nettleton, Vice President US Operations at Cambrex.

“We congratulate Cambrex for this achievement, which represents their commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S performance,” said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director, ChemStewards.

ChemStewards is an industry-developed EHS&S program designed for the specialty chemicals industry. It was created from industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and to reduce the environmental footprint left by member facilities.

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


Since 1921, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world, bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program that was created to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. 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.

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