ICIS Launches Chemical Industry Innovation Awards for 2014
LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Adds new Best Process Innovation category
ICIS (http://www.icis.com ), the trusted information provider for the global
chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 11th annual ICIS
Innovation Awards (http://www.icis.com/awards), designed to recognise outstanding
technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.
ICIS is pleased to confirm international management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy
Consultants (http://www.rolandberger.com) as overall sponsor of the Awards. Roland
Berger will also continue as sponsor of the Best Product Innovation category this year.
Distribution company U.S. Chemicals (http://www.uschemicals.com) continues this
year as a category sponsor of the newly merged Innovation with Best Benefit for
Environment and Sustainability category.
In addition, this year, the Awards offer the chance to enter innovative process
developments in the Best Process Innovation category. The move creates a more specific
category for this important aspect of chemical innovation, says Awards manager John Baker
of ICIS, “We hope to expand the number of entries by doing so.”
Neil Checker, a partner at Roland Berger and also a member of the Awards judging
panel, comments that: “We are honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to continue
in the role of overall sponsor of this prestigious awards programme, following on from our
support in previous years as Best Product Innovation sponsor.
“Together with our fellow sponsors we look forward with excitement to reviewing the
submissions this year and honouring the winners.”
The awards enable companies to celebrate their success in the vital activity of
innovation and the increasingly important areas of sustainability and environmental
There are five categories to enter:
- Best Product Innovation - sponsored by Roland Berger - Best Process Innovation - Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) - Best Business Innovation - Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability - sponsored by U.S. Chemicals
Baker adds that: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the
Awards. They continue to grow and gain industry support. We once again look forward to
highlighting the very best of innovation in the chemical industry.
“There is tremendous effort and investment going into innovation in the chemical
sector today, as companies seek answers to many of society’s global problems and seek to
ensure their long-term sustainability.”
The Awards are open to entry from today, with a deadline for entries of 1 July 2014.
The winners will be announced on 22 October 2014.
For more information or to enter the awards, visit http://www.icis.com/awards or
call John Baker on +44(0)20-8652-3153.
Notes to Editors:
ICIS [http://www.icis.com ] is the world’s largest petrochemical market information
provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give
companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted
pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers
to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years’
experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers,
sellers and analysts.
With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington,
New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou,
Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo, Perth. ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information,
part of Reed Elsevier Plc.
For further information contact: John Baker Global editor, ICIS Tel: + 44(0)20-8652-3153 Email: email@example.com Web site: http://www.icis.com
About Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Roland Berger is one of the world’s leading strategy consultants, founded in 1967,
with 2,700 employees working in over 50 offices in all major international markets. The
strategy consultancy is an independent partnership exclusively owned by about 250
The firm advises leading corporations, non-profit organisations and public
institutions on management issues ranging from strategy development to performance
improvement. Roland Berger’s business is organised into global functional and industry
competence centres. Its practice areas include corporate and business unit strategy,
marketing and sales, innovation strategy and management , operations strategy,
restructuring and corporate finance and M&A advisory.
Industry specialties include energy and chemicals, automotive, consumer goods ,retail,
engineered products and high-tech, financial services, information communications,
pharmaceuticals and health care, public services and transportation.
For further information contact: Neil Checker Partner, Roland Berger Tel: +49-211-4389-2237 Email: neil.checker@ rolandberger.com Web site: http://www.rolandberger.com
About U.S. Chemicals LLC
U.S. Chemicals, LLC, is a 50-year-old worldwide specialty chemical distributor serving
the textiles, paint, flame retardants, plastic, cosmetic, personal care, food and
pharmaceutical industries. A woman-owned business based in Darien, Connecticut, US, U.S.
Chemicals actively supports environmentally responsible manufacturers and distributors of
chemical products and services.
For further information, contact: Carol Piccaro U.S. Chemicals LLC Tel: +1-203-655-8878 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.uschemicals.com