SYNTHEON Inc.

SYNTHEON Inc.'s Manufacturing Facility Receives ISO 14001 Certification

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based SYNTHEON Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NOVA Chemicals Inc., is pleased to announce that its Leetsdale, PA, manufacturing facility has recently received ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification. This certification recognizes the facility's efforts to help identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products and services. ISO 14001 certification will also help the manufacturing facility to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, as well as provide guidance and accountability to ensure these objectives are met.

"We look forward to realizing the positive impact it will have on our customers, the environment, and the building and construction industry as a whole," said Antonio Torres, president of SYNTHEON Inc.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.ISO 14001 was first published in 1996 and specifies the actual requirements for an environmental management system. It applies to those environmental aspects which the organization has control and over which it can be expected to have an influence.

"This certification is additional proof that SYNTHEON approaches all aspects of our operations with a focus on environmental awareness," added Paul Pollo, operations director, SYNTHEON Inc. "Receiving ISO 14001 certification further exemplifies our commitment to creating products and processes that are engineered to enhance sustainable building practices."

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