Commitment to Safety

Three company sites have achieved STAR designation in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs for outstanding safety management programs and overall performance.

STAR recognition is the highest award in the Voluntary Protection Programs, and requires an extensive review of a facility’s performance and management systems. Being designated as a STAR participant is a testament to sustained excellence in all areas of safety and health management systems.

Commitment to the Environment

Koch companies across all industries strive for 10,000% compliance, with 100% of employees fully complying 100% of the time to ensure excellence in upholding environmental and safety regulations, as well as other areas of compliance. Koch Carbon and its affiliates are committed to operating safely and in an environmentally sound manner, investing in improvements such as dust abatement, waste disposal and equipment efficiencies. The companies’ operations teams continuously seek cost-effective ways to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency, and protect water. In addition, facilities work hard to be good neighbors in their communities, and seek suppliers, vendors and contractors who are committed to the same standards of excellence.

Learn about Koch companies' environmental achievements at

2010 awards – received to date

Koch Sulfur Products

  • Chemical Safety Excellence Award, CSX Transportation
  • Pinnacle Award for safe shipping, Union Pacific Railroad

2009 Awards

Koch Carbon

  • Voluntary Protection Programs STAR certification
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs STAR recertification