In its continuous commitment to be data-driven in its sustainability efforts, Sun Chemical released its 2010 sustainability report. Similar to the previous report, performance measurement was provided for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company’s environmental impact.
The report shows data collected every year since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in more than 25 countries. The key sustainability metrics measured in the data include energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety, and employee safety.
Providing a report that shows the ongoing management and monitoring of key sustainability metrics is an important part of Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy.
“We have received favorable feedback from our customers when we issued our first sustainability report in 2009. They appreciate that Sun Chemical proactively provides them with meaningful data that they can use to understand our sustainability performance,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical’s corporate vice president of environmental affairs. “These data-driven reports are an important part of our sustainability effort, and are part of our commitment to providing our customers with the resources they need to meet their sustainability goals. This is one way we help them achieve those goals.”
“Through a defined road map, our sustainability policy pushes us as a company, to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products,” said Michel Vanhems, sustainability leader, Sun Chemical. “This sustainability report not only provides our key sustainability metrics for 2010, it also gives numerous examples of Sun Chemical sites across the globe that reduced their environmental footprint or improved employee safety. These significant achievements motivate us to further strengthen our program while maintaining our customer-centric focus.”
Both the 2009 and 2010 sustainability reports, along with the “Carbon Footprint Report 2010,” which outlines the results from nine independent environmental analysis focused on quantifying the carbon footprint of its product lines, are available to customers and can be requested online. Customers in the U.S. can also calculate the initial carbon footprint for their facility operations by visiting SunCare online.