We choose to create a sustainable legacy for the future
Pushing boundaries for a positive impact
We believe the alliance between industry, human activity and the environment fosters respectful science and good chemistry.
Our technologies generate value, while minimizing the impact on the environment. We are committed to promote a chemistry respectful of the environment through the introduction of new products which combine the continued use of renewable raw materials with improved performance.
Sustainable development is an integral part of our Vision and Values and embraces the three dimensions of our Group: the company, the economy and the environment.
Widening our scientific horizon
Innovation is an open and mutidisciplinary process. Widening the scientific horizon, we strive to achieve further experience and increased knowledge by engaging with customers, suppliers, public and private institutions.
We specifically focus on strategic areas to measure and enhance the sustainability of our products:
- Products non-hazardous to the environment: more than 90% of the products we manufacture are classified non-hazardous to the environment.
- Natural Based Products: an evaluation of our GeoScience, Agro, and Personal Care products yields that 53.9% of all volumes sold in 2019 are of natural origin according to ISO 16128 criteria.
- Environmental properties: we completed, successfully and on time, the third and final registration phase of the European chemicals regulation (REACH) for all substances produced in annual volumes between one and one hundred metric tons.
Conscientious use of natural resources and energy is a big part of responsible business strategy
We are committed to continuously improving our energy efficiency: our three major Italian manufacturing plants have their own cogeneration systems producing 86% of their electricity requirement.
Our concern about environmental quality is not limited to GHG emissions. Our production plants are equipped with the Best Available Techniques (BAT), in order to reduce air emissions and as a result, in 2019, we cut our NOx emissions by 7% and our SOx emissions by 1.5%.
With regards to GHG emissions, in 2019 we reduced our CO2 emissions by 6.5%, equal to 4,988 tons of CO2. We are committed to further reduce our GHG emissions, by optimizing our processes and our use of energy.
Water is a vital and scarce resource; therefore, it is our duty to optimize its use. We do not use water from rivers, lakes or seas and limit our use in water-stressed areas to less than 0,005% overall. Our water utilization comes from deep wells or aqueducts.