Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Actively managing environmental issues is not only our responsibility as good corporate citizens but also an opportunity to create new sustainable revenue streams while reducing risk for our company and our customers. To manage and reduce our impact on the environment, we strive to integrate environmental initiatives throughout our operations from R&D through supply chain and commercial practices. This includes pursuing opportunities to create innovative, sustainable chemical solutions, such as greener chemistries and developing more circular products.
Environmental Compliance

Environmental Compliance

As a global specialty chemicals company, maintaining environmental compliance is critical for our business and vital for our customers and communities. Our customers rely on us to proactively manage environmental risks across our supply chain, to foster good relationships with our local stakeholders and to deliver our products in a timely and safe manner. We fulfill these expectations through prudent environmental risk management based on Board-approved policies informed by global industry standards. We strive to ensure all sites meet or exceed local requirements for environmental compliance and are in good standing with respect to permits and licenses required to operate.

Managing Risks

Our Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) group leads our environmental management efforts, including all compliance and audit management while staying abreast of regulatory changes. Our Supply Chain Sustainability Council (SCSC), consisting of global EH&S representatives, also fosters dialogue and shares best practices to promote the operation of our manufacturing facilities and offices in an economically, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Locally, our EH&S managers are responsible for securing and maintaining necessary environmental permits and licenses required to operate as well as working to resolve risks.

Evaluation and Monitoring

As part of our environmental compliance management, our Corporate EH&S group conducts regular internal environmental compliance audits at production sites. Our local EH&S managers conduct periodic audits of the facilities under their scope throughout the year. Findings from these audits or any other observations or incidents are reported via our global EH&S management software, in which we oversee any corrective actions in case of non-compliance.