Our response to UN Sustainability Goals

In 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by all United Nations Member States. Later the same year at the Paris climate conference (COP21) the Paris Agreement on Climate Change came into place. This is the first-ever universal and legally binding global climate deal adopted by 195 countries. The key element for this agreement is to have a global action plan to avoid disastrous changes to our climate, by limiting global warming to 2˚C and continue with efforts to limit it to 1.5˚C.

Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal

By providing solutions and enabling innovation in virtually all industries, the chemicals sector can contribute to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Perstorp is committed to the SDGs and Agenda 2030 and we aim to provide solutions that support:

  • sustainable nutrition for growing populations
  • life in smarter and more livable societies
  • a climate neutral world.

We have found that we very clearly contribute to SDGs 2, 11, 12, 13, and 15. These are goals where our business has significant potential to make a meaningful positive impact. Additionally, we work to align with the EU commission’s Green Deal through our membership and representation in the trade organization CEFIC. 

 

UN sustainability goals

 

2 ZERO HUNGER

 How Perstorp contributes:

  • Provides products for safe and efficient silage and preservation
  • Fertilizing solutions to reduce salt stress in arid regions and improve crop yields
  • Safe packaging solutions to protect food and prevent food waste
  • We have partnered with the Hunger Project in Ghana, which aims to end hunger, achieve food safety, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Our flagship project in Ghana became self­reliant at the end of 2019.

 

11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

 How Perstorp contributes:

  • We have a circular approach to the products we produce
  • Renewable raw materials for coatings, resins and synthetic lubricants
  • Efficient and sustainable alternatives for intumescent coatings and flame retardants
  • Renewable phthalate free plasticizers for PVC applications
  • Products for more durable coating applications

 

12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

 

How Perstorp contributes:

We develop solutions that...

  • ...use less resources and enable recyclability or biodegradability to help our customers to become more sustainable
  • ...protect, preserve or prevent food and feed from being contaminated, spoiled or destroyed during production

Our operations strive to...

  • ...reduce, recirculate and optimize the water used in our processes
  • ...not compete with water usage for essential needs 
  • ...increase recycling rates for our production waste, and utilize waste streams as raw materials
  • ...eliminate waste from our production processes


 

13 CLIMAT ACTION

 How Perstorp contributes:

We are working to become Finite Material Neutral  which involves:

  • transitioning from fossil­based to renewable and recycled raw materials
  • switching to renewable electricity and non­fossil energy sources at our plants
  • continuously improving and optimizing our production processes
  • upgrading our technologies to even more sustainable alternatives

 

15 LIFE ON LAND 

 
How Perstorp contributes:

  • Transition from fossil­based to renewable raw materials
  • Develop products and solutions to support sustainable agricultural development and enable efficient land use 
  • Offer feed additives to help animals grow and stay healthy

 

Read more about UN Sustainability Goals here>>