Our sustainability approach

A number of processes, systems and policies are harnessed to manage sustainable development across the organization, supported by the expertise of teams of sustainability professionals.

At the core of what we do is our Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS). It is a disciplined, systematic approach that helps us achieve the highest operational standards and performance, while conducting business in a manner that is compatible with the needs of the communities where we operate.

We follow a scientific and environmentally-conscious life cycle assessment (LCA) approach to assess the environmental impacts across the full life cycle of our processes and products.

Because it is key, our product safety policy applies a rigorous and consistent approach to risk evaluation in the manufacture, use and disposal of new and modified chemical products.

Through OIMS we support Responsible Care® – the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative to continually improve health, safety and environmental performance.

Our efforts are not restricted to our facilities and products. Solutions for some issues need to be developed by working across the value chain and with other companies, environmental groups, and trade associations across the world, such as the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), American Chemistry Council (ACC), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), The Plastics Industry Association (SPI), The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and PlasticsEurope. This approach promotes best-practices and helps to create broader solutions to sustainability issues such as marine debris, food waste and plastics recycling.

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Learn why a science-based LCA is the most effective approach to assessing environmental impacts

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