"I Am" theme illustrates how individual accountability contributes to the
PITTSBURGH, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The commitment of each
Koppers employee to safety, health and environmental progress is captured in
the "I Am Koppers" theme of the company's fourth annual Corporate
The new 2006 report spotlights achievements, awards and progress at the
company's thirty-five carbon materials, chemicals, and wood treating
facilities across the globe. Koppers Holdings Inc., trading under the symbol
KOP on the New York Stock Exchange, posted $1.03 billion in sales for 2005.
Among this year's highlights are: 13 achievement awards for occupational
excellence from the U.S. National Safety Council; the Koppers Environmental
Information Management System; statistics on the company's SH&E performance
and environmental accomplishments in 2005; progress toward waste-reduction
goals; and achievements in complying with new European Union regulations.
"Our commitment to corporate responsibility influences every aspect of our
culture," said Walter W. Turner, President and CEO of Koppers. "We distinguish
ourselves through ongoing and innovative efforts to safeguard our employees,
protect the environment, live by an honorable code of ethics and help others."
"Open communication with our stakeholders is a key commitment for Koppers.
This report is just one example of our efforts to keep our communities
informed of our progress in workplace safety and environmental stewardship,"
said Leslie S. Hyde, Vice President, Safety and Environmental Affairs.
The "I Am Koppers" report can be viewed at www.koppers.com. Printed
versions are available by writing to SH&E Department, Koppers Inc., 436
Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or by e-mail to HydeLS@koppers.com.
Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated
wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates facilities in
the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, China, the Pacific Rim
and South Africa. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) is publicly
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP". For more
information, visit us on the web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning
investor relations should be directed to Michael W. Snyder at 412 227 2131.
SOURCE: Koppers Holdings Inc.
CONTACT: Rebecca R. Duke, Director, Communications, Development and
Compensation of Koppers Holdings Inc., +1-412-227-2947, or DukeRR@koppers.com