Rouen Updates

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Message from Lubrizol CEO Eric Schnur

On September 26, a fire of unknown origin impacted our production facility in Rouen, France. Our entire company is deeply saddened by the fire and is very sorry for the impact and concern it has caused. We sincerely thank our emergency response team, the fire brigade and first responders for their immediate response. In the moments following the fire and ever since, we’ve had both local and global team members dedicated to support in Rouen.

Let me affirm that:

We want to help. We have been a part of the Rouen community for more than 60 years. The citizens of Rouen are our neighbors and our friends, and we want to support them, the surrounding communities and the residents of these communities. We are working with local officials and community groups to understand where we can provide the most impactful immediate response.

We want to address questions and concerns. We are ready and willing to share information and updates as we have them. See some of our recent remarks captured in an interview here. We also plan to update this Lubrizol website regularly as new information is available.

We are confident that there are no health threats from any of our Lubrizol material burned in the fire.  I apologize for the smoke irritation that resulted from the fire. Beyond the smoke, we have reviewed all of our materials that were involved in the fire, and we would not expect any health risks as a result of this incident. Initial testing supports this, and we support additional testing and monitoring to alleviate public concerns.

The Lubrizol family extends our thoughts to our colleagues, neighbors and friends as we work with officials to help Rouen and the surrounding community recover.

Eric Schnur
Chairman, President & CEO
Lubrizol