31.01.2022

South Carolina Biotechnology Innovation Organization (SCBIO)

Elkem Silicones USA Corp. has become the newest member of South Carolina’s Biotechnology Innovation Organization, SCBIO.

SCBIO is a statewide, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand, and convene South Carolina's life sciences industry.

“We’re very excited to partner with SCBIO to support business growth opportunities and the expanding life sciences ecosystem within the state.,” says Reeshemah Chatham, Elkem’s Global Program Manager for Healthcare, “With a fast-growing footprint in York, South Carolina to support the healthcare market, Elkem Silicones is developing new products and creating diverse job opportunities in areas including chemistry research, manufacturing, supply chain, and toxicology/regulatory compliance.  We’re looking forward to working with SCBIO and their network of state, academic and business partners as Elkem continues to execute its growth strategy.” Reeshemah will represent Elkem on SCBIO’s Board as we continue to invest and look forward to contributing to the development of the Life Sciences industry in South Carolina. 

SCBIO is an official state affiliate for the U.S. Biotechnology Innovation Organization and dedicated to advocate for the South Carolina life sciences industry. Life sciences is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Carolina’s innovation economy and Elkem Silicones USA Corp. is excited to build relationships with local organizations and support the industry’s growth.  

Find out more about SCIO

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 14 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 6,800 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2020, Elkem was rated among the world’s top 5% on climate and achieved an operating income of NOK 24.7 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). To learn more, please visit Elkem Website