Nouryon encourages employees to come together to support the community in addressing local societal and environmental issues. At our Bahia plant in Brazil, employees partnered with our customer Veracel to support the local Association Gota de Óleo (AGO), which helps collect and recycle 10,000 PET bottles and 1,000 liters of used cooking oil each month. Rather than ending up in the sea, the items are turned into soap, rope or other useful products.
The employees volunteered to help with the recycling and shared best practices from the chemical industry to make the recycling process safer for all volunteers of the association. The local community was also invited in order to raise awareness and encourage selective collection of raw materials, making this a 'win-win' for the association, the community, and our employees.