Supporting local charities and good causes is an important part of our responsible business strategy. As a global company, we take pride in our local approach, supporting the communities where we work and live.
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Our Fuel Specialties business makes a donation to the German Association for the Protection of Forests and Woodland for every liter of ecotherm® futur sold.
One of the ways that we recognize and reward good safety performance is though our Corporate Safety Awards and Certificates.
In January 2019 we were awarded Gold Medal status for the first time and are among the top 5% of all companies rated by EcoVadis.
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a global disclosure system that enables companies to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
Our manufacturing facility in Herne, Germany, maintained its carbon neutral energy status in 2019. The site commissioned an external consultancy to calculate the amount of GHG it generates and purchased 14,000 carbon certificates to offset 2019 and 2020 energy usage.
In June 2019, we welcomed Claudia Poccia as a non-employee director to the Board of Innospec Inc. Claudia is a leading beauty industry expert with over 30 years of senior experience with a number of major cosmetic companies.
Securing business in the Production Chemicals product line often requires extensive field surveys to fully understand our customers’ needs. Our Customer Technical Service (CTS) group, at times accompanied by our sales personnel, spend days and often weeks taking samples and performing field tests.
During 2019, our Fuel Specialties business continued to support the marine industry’s transition to low sulfur fuels as it prepared for the introduction of the International Marine Organization’s (IMO) 2020 regulations.
Our Performance Chemicals research and technical teams have been responding to increased customer demand for less plastic and lower embodied carbon emissions in their products.
In 2019, we worked with an independent third party to assess our European electricity suppliers and explore the possibility of sourcing all our manufacturing electricity requirements from renewable sources.
From formulating, manufacturing and selling our ingredients, our Technical Service and Research & Development teams are committed to collaborating with our customers to find creative and practical solutions to reduce impact on the environment.
Sustainable business practices are quickly evolving and we recognize the importance of ensuring that our employees are kept up to date. Our EMEA Purchasing and Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Bert Carter, has attended a number of training programs in 2019 with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the UK’s Open University (OU) to understand the latest trends.
In 2019, three of our sites celebrated eight years of supporting their chosen charities. High Point and Salisbury, NC, US, facilities continued their financial support for United Way, a non-profit organization offering support to 50 local community agencies across the areas of education, income and health.