TRENTON, NJ, Dec. 15, 2014 -- The state of New Jersey recently announced that DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has been honored with the 2014 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award (GEEA) in the Healthy & Sustainable Business category.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection honored DSM and others at its awards ceremony held on Monday, Dec. 8, at the New Jersey State Museum in the city of Trenton. The companies were honored for their achievements in improving and protecting the environment in New Jersey and promoting sustainable business practices.
DSM, long an advocate for corporate environmental stewardship, was recognized for its ongoing activities to make its DSM Nutritional Product's production plant in Warren County, N.J., one of the most environmentally friendly facilities in the state and an example of sustainable business practices.
Efforts at the DSM plant in Belvidere and White Township, N.J., include:
- The 100-percent composting of over 6,000 annual tons of wastewater treatment biosolids
- Continuing work to reduce site water consumption by exploring the feasibility to use 500,000 gallons per day of treated effluent to meet the site's cooling tower needs.
- Installation of a state-of-the-art, 10-MW co-generation plant, which reduces yearly plant emissions of NOx and CO by 48 tons and 11 tons respectively
- Construction of a 6-MW solar field to supply clean and renewable energy to the site
Additionally, the DSM site reached a 92-percent recycling/reuse rate with its biosolids and over 900 tons of other recyclables, and has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy in its Save Energy Now Leader initiative to reduce energy use. DSM and its Warren County facility also run a number of other programs and initiatives designed to reduce the site's environmental impact, reduce the carbon footprint of products produced there, and encourage employees to embrace environmental sustainability at work, home and in the community.
The GEEA is New Jersey's premier environmental awards program recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects in the state. These awards honor and recognize individuals, businesses, educators, institutions, communities, youth, and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. For more information, visit www.dsm.com.