Responsibility is one of our core values. It’s about doing the right thing and doing things right. It’s also an integral part of our DNA to always act in a caring and a responsible manner – internally, externally and environmentally. Furthermore, we aspire to high ethical standards and actively work to secure ethical behavior throughout our value chain, including our suppliers. We are striving to go beyond regulations and to act as a role model within our industry since responsibility is at the core of our hearts.
Living and working responsibly
The foundation that guides us to act responsibly is based on three major initiatives:
Signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2004 – this requires us to commit and adhere to 10 principles globally relating to Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
Responsible Care member – this is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, enhance security, and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes.
Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – We have selected six SDGs to focus on where we believe we can make a significant difference to society and the environment.
Product Stewardship & Code of Conduct
To ensure our customers and customers’ customers feel safe we have a well-established Product Stewardship program, ensuring safe chemicals throughout the value chain. In tandem with this our Code of Conduct is the most important policy document with respect to social responsibility covering Business Principles, Products & Environment, Working Conditions and Human Rights.
Hunger Project, Ghana
We are proud to be a partner to the Hunger Project in Ghana, which is a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate hunger and poverty. Their vision is: “A world where every woman, man and child lead a healthy, and fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.” Read more about the Hunger Project.