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Safety at Ascend

Our culture supports a Commitment to Zero. We believe it is possible to operate with zero incidents – zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and zero environmental releases. We strive to achieve excellence by accepting zero shortcuts, zero workarounds and zero tolerance for defects, and we work together as One Ascend to embrace this Commitment to Zero every day in everything we do.

Personal safety

At Ascend, we care — it's one of our core values. We believe in our mission of operating with zero workplace injuries, and we work safely to protect ourselves and others. We aim to be leaders in safety and health not only within the walls of our sites but also in our communities.


We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment, and we are committed to reducing our footprint and operating sustainably. We take pride in developing products that add value and make a positive impact in the world, from lowering gas mileage in automobiles to enabling appliances to operate more safely. We continually seek ways to minimize waste and optimize our supply chain with a goal of reducing environmental impact.

Responsible care

We are a Responsible Care® company, joining others in the American Chemistry Council in working to make the industry even safer for our employees and communities.

Ascend's quality policy

Ascend Performance Materials is committed to providing exceptional value for our customers by embracing a high-performance culture that fosters team work and continuous improvement.

It is everyone's responsibility to ensure customer satisfaction by:

  • Meeting or exceeding customer expectations
  • Adhering to procedures
  • Reducing variation
  • Continuously improving active participation in A2E