As you may know, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, from which many date birth of the modern environmental movement. Although not immediately embraced by companies and their employees, this movement has since re-shaped the industries served by chemical engineers.
At its 2012 gala, AIChE honored three leaders from the energy, chemical and financial industries. They represent companies whose chemical engineers have a history of innovation and excellence in environmental achievement, and that have successfully moved from reducing emissions and remediating legacy issues, to a focus on clean process, green engineering and sustainability, as well as their investment partners.
AIChE’s 2012 Gala raised funds for the continued development of real-world, sustainable technology practices and meaningful, usable sustainability tools that promise to benefit the environmental performance of all companies. Participation in the gala built awareness and broadened support for the real record of environmental achievement and our shared commitment to a sustainable future.