SOURCE: Koppers Holdings Inc.

Koppers Holdings Inc.

October 14, 2015 08:37 ET

Koppers Receives Responsible Care RC14001 Certification

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - October 14, 2015) - Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), has been officially certified to the RC14001 standard of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Program®, a world-class initiative in which the chemical industry voluntarily commits to develop and improve upon programs impacting health, safety, security and the environment.

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry's commitment to sustainability. It is a global voluntary initiative under which companies work to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance and subject their performance to outside review. The standard promotes accountability and communication with stakeholders about products and processes and requires companies to adopt best practices in the manufacturing and supply of safe and affordable goods that bring real benefits to society.

"I am proud to say that Koppers has taken an important step forward in our ongoing commitment to be a responsible corporate partner to our many stakeholders. Our company-wide certification to the internationally recognized RC14001 standard demonstrates the high value that we place on the safe, secure and environmentally responsible development, manufacture and distribution of our products at all of our global locations," said Leroy Ball, president and CEO.

About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products and services for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, concrete, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries. Including our joint ventures, we serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us on the Web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Michael J. Zugay at 412 227 2231.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends," "projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Koppers, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions, including inflation, interest and foreign currency exchange rates of countries in which the Company does business; competitive pressures; the loss of one or more key customer or supplier relationships; customer insolvencies; successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring plans, acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; cost and availability of raw materials; and other economic, business, competitive, regulatory and/or operational factors affecting the business of Koppers generally.

Contact Information

  • For Information:

    Michael J. Zugay
    Chief Financial Officer
    412 227 2231
    Email contact