Our sustainability governance structure
Perstorp’s Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for our financial and non-financial performance, including sustainability, which is a regular topic at Board Meetings. The strategic and operational management of sustainability is delegated to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and headed by the EVP Communications & Sustainable Transformation, who is a member of the ELT. In early 2021, the role of VP Sustainability was created to drive, develop and oversee Group sustainability work. A cross-functional sustainability team drives our ambitions and builds internal processes and capabilities. Perstorp’s main sustainability-related policies are our Code of Conduct, Sustainability Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Environmental Policy Security Policy, Anti-Bribery Policy, Policy on Competitive Matters, Vendor Policy, Global Travel Policy and General Data Protection Policy. Our Code of Conduct was updated in 2021.
The Perstorp Group is third-party certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system and the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system, and apply the precautionary principle. We are also a signatory of the global chemical industry’s commitment Responsible Care. Perstorp is a member of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Association and the manufacturer of Pro-Environment products that are certified to ISCC PLUS. Since 2004, Perstorp has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which requires us to commit and adhere to its ten principles relating to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Finally, Perstorp annually reports to EcoVadis and last year received a Silver medal for its sustainability work.