Safety and Security


Stepan Company is committed to providing a safe, secure and sustainable work environment for our employees, customers, visitors and communities where we operate. We will continuously improve our management systems to achieve incident-free performance. We are committed to making safety and environmental excellence a daily value in planning and executing business decisions.

Manufacturing sites in Elwood, Illinois, Winder, Georgia and Anaheim, California have been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program at the Star level. The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In VPP, management, labor, and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through a system focused on: hazard prevention and control; worksite analysis; training; and management commitment and worker involvement. Approval in VPP is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.  

In 2010, Stepan Company initiated a President's Safety Award for manufacturing sites that demonstrate excellence in employee safety, prevention of spills, air releases, fires and property damage. In 2011, our sites in Manizales, Columbia; Matamoros, Mexico; Nanjing, China; Bauan, Batangas, Philippines; Stalybridge, United Kingdom and Winder, Georgia each achieved outstanding EHS performance and received the President's Safety Award. This achievement required leadership, teamwork and attention to prevention in activities by all employees across these successful sites.

More Safety and Security Information

Read Stepan’s Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Policy.

Find MSDS sheets for Stepan chemicals.

Our corporate EHS&S management system has been certified by the ACC Responsible Care Management System (RCMS). Read about Stepan’s Responsible Care membership.

Read about Stepan’s Product Stewardship Plan