Koch Companies Awards and Recognition

From January 2009 to present, Koch companies around the globe have earned 792 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service.

“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:
  • Georgia-Pacific's cellulose mill in Brunswick, Ga., received the 2013 Leadership in Sustainability Water Award for its water use reduction program from the American Forest & Paper Association. In 2012, GP 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. 
  • Koch Industries' support for Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters was recognized in 2013 with the Top Companies with Employee Bigs, Top Corporate Partner and Top 5 Bowl for Kids Sake Company Fundraiser. It also received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its philanthropy and community involvement.
  • Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. received the Distinguished Award for Outstanding Safety and Environmental Performance from the American Petroleum Institute in 2011 and 2012. The award is the organization’s highest award. It also received API’s Environmental Performance Award in 2012 and 2013. 
  • Habitat conservation and environmental education programs at 10 Koch companies' sites have received Wildlife Habitat Council certification for demonstrated and continued commitment to environmental stewardship and education. Flint Hills Resources - Rosemount, Minn. and Corpus Christi Texas; INVISTA - Camden, S.C., Victoria, Texas and Waynesboro, Va.; Georgia-Pacific - Leaf River, Miss., Monticello, Miss., Big Island, Va., Savannah, Ga.; and Matador Cattle Co. Beaverhead Ranch, Dillon, Mont. 
  • 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 Industries' conservation program at its Wichita, Kan., headquarters has resulted in a reduction in water use and community air emissions, as well as increased recycling. The company received the Clean Air and Sustainability Award from the City of Wichita for its stewardship efforts.
  • Flint Hills Resources’ terminals group received the Safety Excellence Award from the International Liquid Terminals Association in 2011 and 2012.
  • INVISTA has received the Grand Slam Award, the highest safety award given by the Association of American Railroads for safe shipping practices. The company’s safety record has also been recognized with awards from Canadian National Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Union Pacific and CSX Transportation.

A complete list of accomplishments is here.