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Ascend Performance Materials Receives Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification®

April 2, 2019
A blue-gray gnatcatcher at the Ascend Pensacola Plant Wildlife Sanctuary in Pensacola, Florida. Picture courtesy of Sharhonda Owens.

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2019--Ascend Performance Materials announced today that its wildlife sanctuary maintained at the company’s Pensacola site has received the Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification.

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A blue-gray gnatcatcher at the Ascend Pensacola Plant Wildlife Sanctuary in Pensacola, Florida. Picture courtesy of Sharhonda Owens.

The Ascend Pensacola Plant Wildlife Sanctuary, first certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council in 1994, comprises 2,000 acres, 1,300 of which are primarily “undisturbed” land managed by employee volunteers.

“One of Ascend’s values is ‘we care,’ which means not only caring about our fellow employees but also caring about the communities we operate in and our environment,” said Sharhonda Owens, senior quality specialist for Ascend’s Pensacola site and Wildlife Sanctuary coordinator. “We’ve been in the Pensacola community for more than 50 years and we feel a strong sense of responsibility to leave things better today and tomorrow than when we came. Preserving the land and wildlife on it is personal for us.”

Volunteers manage the land with bluebird nest box monitoring, bat boxes, wildflower and pollinator beds, gopher tortoise nest monitoring, a white-tailed deer management program and a number of other conservation projects.

“The Ascend Pensacola Plant Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president of WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like Ascend Performance Materials, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”

Ascend will be recognized at the 2019 WHC Conservation Conference in November and eligible for a WHC award.

About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals and is the world’s largest integrated producer of PA66 resin. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully-integrated manufacturing facilities located in the southeastern United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe, all dedicated to the innovation and safe production of nylon 6,6. With three of the world’s largest chemical processing facilities, Ascend’s materials form the building blocks for products used in everyday applications from apparel to airbags, cable ties to circuit boards and carpets to car parts. Ascend’s 2,500-person global workforce is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and leading the development of nylon 6,6 solutions that inspire everyone, everywhere, every day.

Together, we’re making a difference.
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More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com

Wildlife Habitat Council

Wildlife Habitat Council partners with corporations, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and community members to empower and recognize wildlife habitat and conservation education programs. Our members are environmental leaders at local, national and global levels, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them. Since 1988, WHC has certified more than 1,000 habitat and education programs worldwide; WHC Conservation Certification programs can be found in 48 states and 25 countries. To learn more, visit  www.wildlifehc.org  or follow @WildlifeHC on Twitter.

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Alison Jahn, +1 713-210-9809,ajahn@ascendmaterials.com

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