SOCMA Award Received...

Norac Pharma Awarded National Performance Improvement Honor

SOCMA Recognizes Norac Pharma for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Initiative

Azusa - Norac Pharma is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security performance by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA).

Norac Pharma participates in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their facilities in a manner that guarantees safety and environmental compliance for all stakeholders.

Norac Pharma has received a Silver Performance Improvement Award which will be awarded at SOCMA’s 91st Annual Dinner on December 10, 2012 in New York City.  This is the first year that Norac Pharma has received the prestigious Silver Award (the highest award our SOCMA membership status allows).  Norac has previously received Bronze Performance Improvement Awards in 2009 and 2011.

Norac Pharma was recognized for its successful efforts in strengthening its robust performance in EHS&S Planning and Operations.

“We are extremely proud of all of the hard work that all of our employees have done on our EHS&S program.  This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community,” said Environmental, Health & Safety Director, Robert Summers.

“In today’s business world it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards in order to ensure the safety and security of not only their employees but the community in which they live.  We congratulate Norac Pharma and its employees on this achievement, and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance improvement program,” said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan.


About SOCMA, ChemStewards® and Norac Pharma

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry.  Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector.  SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone.  The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion, and the industry’s impact on the U.S. GDP is upwards of $2.9 trillion.  For more information on our services and products, please visit

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint.  Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and 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.  To learn more visit

Norac Pharma is the preferred California-based API contract research and manufacturing organization offering close partnership in bringing drugs to market through excellence in process development, analytical services and cGMP manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s) & intermediates.  With over 40 years of API experience, including expertise in Controlled Substances and Potent Compounds, Norac Pharma delivers timely, efficient, and regulatory-compliant service in support of your API development needs.  Our excellent track record in successful project delivery along with our extensive experience justifies your confidence in our ability to deliver, irrespective of target chemistry complexity,


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