ROYSTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnson Matthey, a global leader in emission control technologies, has been presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development by Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Richard Beazley. The Royston based company has been recognised for developing and manufacturing emission control catalysts using resources efficiently, based on Lean principles and meeting challenging sustainability targets within its operations. This year, the company is also celebrating 40 years since the production of its first autocatalyst – the name given to emission control catalysts used in cars.
Johnson Matthey is known as a pioneer in the field of emissions control having made its first autocatalyst in its Royston facilities in May 1974. Through constant investment in research and development, Johnson Matthey’s emission control products have evolved over time to encompass different fuels and vehicles. Johnson Matthey has retained its position as a world leader, supplying one third of all catalysts for vehicles worldwide.
“It is a tremendous honour to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey. “This award ceremony recognises Johnson Matthey’s business success and achievements and formally acknowledges the impressive hard work and dedication from all our employees. It confirms our continual commitment to sustainability and excellence, both in our manufacturing operations and through the action of our emission control products in improving air quality around the world.”
The prestigious award was presented to Executive Director and former Chief Executive, Neil Carson at Johnson Matthey’s premises in Royston on Friday. Local MP Oliver Heald and The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Fergus McMullen also attended the event.
Further information on the products and services of Johnson Matthey Emission Control Technologies can be found at www.jmect.com.
About Johnson Matthey
Johnson Matthey is a global speciality chemicals company underpinned by science, technology and its people. A leader in sustainable technologies, many of the group’s products enhance the quality of life of millions through their beneficial impact on the environment, human health and wellbeing.
Johnson Matthey has operations in over 30 countries and employs around 12,000 people. Its products and services are sold across the world to a wide range of advanced technology industries.