During 2020, our Performance Chemicals business received the prestigious Best Innovation Contributor Award at the 2020 Henkel Beauty Care event. This was in recognition of the substantial contribution made by us in developing solid products that require less water, less packaging and a smaller transportation footprint. Our team helped Henkel launch a new shampoo powder in record time using our sulfate-free surfactants.
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For the second consecutive year, we achieved the EcoVadis Gold Medal for our sustainability management system and performance. During 2020, we worked hard to improve our management systems, policies and practices. Achieving gold puts us in the top 5% of all companies rated in our sector globally.
In 2021, we again took part in the CDP Supply Chain Disclosure Program. CDP is the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change, water and forest risk data. Through CDP customers and investors are better able to mitigate risk and make investment and procurement decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
Innospec Cares is our global charitable giving and volunteering program that encourages employees to support and engage with our local communities. In 2020, the program celebrated its fifth year. Since 2016 Innospec Cares has helped to support a wide range of charities and good causes. The total raised in this time now stands at US$863,000. 452 employee applications for Innospec Cares funding have been received from 26 locations over the same period. All this has helped to support over 350 community groups and charities around the world.
2020 was the fourth year of our behavioral safety program, Journey to Zero Harm (JTZH) and we successfully completed phase two of roll out to all non-manufacturing employees. In total just over 1,900 employees have been trained in the program.
In 2020, we appointed Keller Arnold, as a Non-Employee Director to our Board of Directors. Keller brings valuable skills and experience in financial leadership, revenue growth and corporate development and an extensive knowledge of the specialty chemicals industry.
In line with our commitment to minimize our impact on the environment with effect from 1st Jan 2020, all our manufacturing facilities now source 100% renewable electricity helping to reduce our absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 36% compared to 2019.
Increasing the transparency of our palm supply chain helps us to highlight any differences and potential opportunities for improvement between our commitments and those of our suppliers.
In 2020, we appointed SAI Global as our new online compliance training provider enabling us to release a number of new engaging training courses to our employees. These included training on; preventing bribery and corruption, anti-bribery for business partners, anti-money laundering, conflicts of interest, effective trade compliance and acceptance of gifts.
Cyber security continues to be a threat for all businesses globally. It is vital for organizations to combat this threat by creating a risk-aware culture and protecting itself from cyber risks.
One of the ways that we recognize and reward good safety performance is though our Corporate Safety Awards and Certificates.
The pandemic did not dilute our commitment to giving something back into the local communities where we live and work. In 2020, our total social value and community contribution was over US$700,000.