Certifications and Sustainability

Certifications

At Carus, we provide global environmental solutions for our customers, and we are equally committed to maintaining sustainable, responsible, environmentally-friendly operations. Explore our collection of achievements, awards, and certifications.

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Responsible Care®

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As a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Carus takes great pride in its commitment to Responsible Care®, the chemical industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. Responsible Care companies play a vital role in ensuring that the business of chemistry is safe, secure and sustainable.

ISO 9001:2015

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Carus’ LaSalle Manufacturing site is ISO 9001 certified by NSF-ISR and Carus Europe, S.L. by Lloyd’s Register. Carus maintains a Quality Management System that meets requirements set by the International Organization for Standardization. Carus is committed to consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements, and to increase customer satisfaction through continual improvement. 
 

Carus’ Quality Policy States that we:

  • conform to agreed standards
  • meet customer requirements
  • are committed to continually improve
 

ISO 14001:2015

Carus Europe, S.L. is ISO 14001:2015 certificated by Lloyd’s Register.

Carus’ Quality Policy States that we:

  • conform to agreed standards
  • meet customer requirements
  • are committed to continually improve

NSF

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NSF International recognizes Carus for its outstanding achievement of product quality and excellence, through certification of Carus’ drinking water treatment products.

Kiwa

Kiwa certifies that select Carus Europe products and associated production facilities meet Kiwa’s internationally recognized hygienic requirements and quality standards. Kiwa was formed in 1948 to boost the quality of products utilized in the drinking water sector.
 
Kiwa certified products include:
CARUSOL® liquid permanganate, CARUSOL® C, AQUOX® Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate

REACH

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union regulation, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternatives to animal testing. To comply, companies must identify and manage risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU, demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and communicate risk management measures to users. Carus Europe is the lead registrant for all Carus brands of liquid and solid permanganate and the only representative for all Carulite brands in Europe.

Sustainability​

At Carus, we make and sell products that clean the air, water, and soil. As an organization, we are focused on preserving our planet for a more sustainable future. We take great pride in receiving many accolades for our commitment to sustainability.

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Waste Minimization, Reuse, and Recycling Awards - Responsible Care®

In 2018, Carus was one of only three companies to be recognized by the American Chemistry Council for multiple sustainability projects.

Responsible Care®

As a member of the American Chemistry Council, Carus actively participates in the industry’s award-winning Responsible Care® initiative, sharing a common commitment to improve environmental, health, safety, and security performance.

REACH Compliance

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union regulation, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternatives to animal testing. To comply, companies must identify and manage risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU, demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and communicate risk management measures to users. Carus Europe is the lead registrant for all Carus brands of liquid and solid permanganate and the only representative for all CARULITE® brands in Europe.

Governor’s Sustainability Award

The Governor’s Sustainability Award is given annually to Illinois organizations that demonstrate a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Carus received the Governor’s Sustainability Award in 2014 for significantly reducing energy use in our manufacturing process. Our dedication to conservation lives on today, with continuous improvements in process and equipment efficiency. 

American Chemistry Council Energy Efficiency Exceptional Merit

Carus received the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care award for Energy Efficiency four years consecutively, also receiving Exceptional Merit designation two out of the four years. The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency awards program is among ACC’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. Member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans. 

Billion Gallon Challenge

Carus has reduced water use in our manufacturing process by over 60 million gallons per year, in partnership with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s One Billion Gallon Water Challenge. This reduction is helping our environment and our community, by recycling water for re-use in our process and easing demands on our local water utilities.

Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” LEADER program

As a participant in the Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now LEADER program, Carus committed to reduce the company’s energy consumption by 25% over the course of a decade. Carus honored and exceeded this commitment, reducing energy consumption by 28% in just five years through process innovations and equipment upgrades. The LEADER program is a component of the Save Energy Now initiative, through which companies partner with DOE to conduct energy audits and assessments designed to identify the opportunities for energy and cost savings in the companies’ operations. 

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