We partner with our customers, suppliers and employees to deliver innovative solutions, drive progress and create a safe and sustainable today and tomorrow for everyone.

Our sustainability approach

Our efforts help contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and we make a positive impact on these through our ‘Commitment to a Sustainable Future’, which is based on three clear
commitments to:

  1. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE our safety and environmental performance.
  2. GROW AND INNOVATE to create sustainable solutions, enabling customers to be more sustainable.
  3. ENGAGE AND PARTNER with employees, customers, suppliers, and society to drive sustainable progress.


These goals were developed following a materiality assessment and aims to support the objectives of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Sustainability is a key business driver - Achievements and milestones include: 

EcoVadis Gold rating
70/100 - Top 3%

$ 1.9 B revenue
from Eco-Premium Solutions in 2021

38% of revenues
from Eco-Premium Solutions 

71%
of our R&D pipeline is focused on solutions with sustainability benefits

22%
of organic raw materials are from renewable sources

Top-quartile performer

in people safety1

49%

reduced OSHA incident rate and 79% reduced Process Safety Incident rate from 2018 through 2021 

100%

of our assigned employees completed compliance / ethics training

36%
Diversity represented on our Board of Directors3

58%

of commercial position promotions were female4

Strategy based on 3 key pillars

Ambitious Targets

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We have set ambitious targets to improve our environmental performance. As the transition to a net-zero-carbon economy accelerates, we continue to challenge ourselves to reduce impacts, mitigate risks, and harness growth opportunities related to climate change.

Sustainability targets

 

 

Sustainability assessment through Ecovadis

We achieved strong scores in all assessed areas, including environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurementplacing us in the top 3% of companies evaluated.

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Progress, Reporting and Governance

Strengthening our commitment by joining the United Nations Global Compact

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Memberships and Partnerships

We are a member and signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. An international program, it brings companies, UN agencies, and labor and civil society organizations together to support universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption.

We are also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Responsible Care®, and partner with Swedish regional corporate cooperation Hållbar Kemi (Sustainable Chemistry). Furthermore, we are a strategic investor in the Icos Capital Fund III, a fund that supports start-ups, including those focused on software and process technologies for manufacturing in agriculture, food, and chemical industries.

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Cases and Highlights

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