Koch Companies Awards and Recognition

From January 2009 to present, Koch companies around the globe have earned 1,085 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service.

A complete list of awards is here.

“Koch Industries is one of the most diverse companies in the world, with an array of operational challenges. From ranching to refining, each day employees apply a steadfast commitment to operate safely, remain compliant, improve environmental performance and meet customers’ needs. It’s easy to say you are committed to excellence, but the facts demonstrate our employees have many accomplishments they can be proud of when it comes to performance.” Jim Mahoney, executive vice president for operations excellence and compliance.

Accomplishments include operating safely, and in ways that reduce energy use and conserve natural resources. Here's a few examples: 
  • Habitat conservation and environmental education programs at 13 Koch companies' sites have received Wildlife Habitat Council certification. At its 2015 annual conference, Wildlife Habitat Council recognized the achievements of these programs by awarding Koch Industries the Conservation Education Award
  • Georgia-Pacific's cellulose mill in Brunswick, Georgia, has received the Leadership in Sustainability Water Award for its water use reduction program from the American Forest & Paper Association. The mill has also received the Leaders in Sustainability award from AF&PA for its comprehensive energy management program to reduce energy intensity at its manufacturing operations. The awards are part of the organization's Better Practices Better Plant 2020 program. 
  • The outstanding safety record of Flint Hills Resources’ terminals group has been recognized by the International Liquid Terminals Association with five Safety Excellence Awards and a Platinum Safety Award, its highest honor.
  • Land stewardship practices at Matador Ranch, in West Texas, have been honored with a regional Environmental Stewardship Award sponsored by the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Dow AgroSciences, National Cattlemen’s Foundation and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
  • Koch companies have received a total of 47 awards for safe shipping practices, including the Grand Slam Award, the highest safety award given by the Association of American Railroads.