Chemtek Corporate Social Responsibility
“Sustainable Solutions for a Cleaner Future”, a simple tagline that has an enormous meaning. Following our founding in 1976, Chemtek has become a world leader in environmental responsibility and sustainable practices for the industrial maintenance industry. Through research, innovation and determination to make a difference, we create the safest and most effective solutions while taking both our own and our end user’s . We take our corporate social responsibility (CSR) to a new level. “Environmental consciousness and sustainability are not just our motto, but our way of life” says President and CEO, David Rigsbee.
At Chemtek, CSR means an ever-evolving business practice that incorporates sustainable and environmental development into our business model. What we do as a business has to have a positive impact on both worker safety and the environment. As a part of this self-defined responsibility, we see ourselves as industrial ecologists, finding the most effective product solution that has the smallest environmental footprint. We thoroughly research environmental standards from around the world and work to comply with even the toughest regulations.
Our products and services are designed to improve within the construction and aviation industries. We strive to discover the safest ingredients to formulate the solutions that we provide. Balancing environmental consciousness, health, and safety with unparalleled product effectiveness is the cornerstone of our business. Each product is created with those values in mind. From Avion, to NeSilex, to PavePro, and everything in between, we strive to make the world a healthier and safer place for all people.
Unlike other runway detergents, our one of a kind product, Avion50 NexGen, pushes the envelope in runway rubber removal, taking safety and effectiveness to new heights. You will never have to endanger your personnel with harmful chemicals. Designed specifically without any hazardous or cancerous chemicals such as alkylphenol ethoxylates, 2-Butoxy Ethanol, Avion 50 NexGen is safe for our rivers and streams while being twice as effective as other cleaners.
Our newest product, NeSilex, was formulated specifically for worker safety to reduce exposure to crystalline silica dust. It allows employers to maintain OSHA compliance and goes beyond the minimal guidelines to ensure the safest work environment possible. NeSilex can be used in a variety of construction activities including milling, sweeping, cutting, crushing, and mining. At Chemtek, we believe that protecting workers from deadly diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer, is imperative. Compliance alone just isn’t enough. We aspire to help create work environments minimize threats to the environment and to personnel.
Our flagship product, PavePro, sets the industry standard for what it means to be a responsible business. In a world where dumping diesel fuels and flammable, toxic, solvents all over equipment is rampant, we provide a solution like no other. PavePro is effective, easy to use, and environmentally friendly. It works better than diesel fuel at removing asphalt from equipment and stays on longer than competing citrus products to prevent asphalt build up. PavePro meets and exceeds all EPA and RCRA regulations and generates zero hazardous waste. PavePro has a high flash-point that makes it substantially safer than diesel fuel and citrus cleaners so that workers are protected during use. 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, non-flammable and non-hazardous, PavePro depicts what we believe in as a company – environmentally friendly solutions that are effective and promote worker safety.
At Chemtek we understand our unique opportunity to help shape and define a generation of world-builders and to have a positive impact on both construction culture and the environment. It is our corporate social responsibility to make this world a safer and healthier place.