We have to do the same things with less, more efficiently.
Context: adaptability and resilience
Year 2020 was marked by worldwide limitations with disruptive effects on many aspects of our lives and work.
In this period of forced segregation, the initial frustration and disorientation soon turned into cohesion and a stimulus to resist and do better.
Adaptability and resilience were the best qualities of those who allowed our plants to continue operating.
We learned to communicate better and share more information.
The pandemic increased sensitivity to environmental issues and attention to the effect of human activities on the planet. Our company has been pursuing this journey since a long time and is directing R&D activity towards an increasingly sustainable chemistry. Our researchers are committed and enthusiastic about this and are ready to apply a real eco-design vision to new products.
We are also committed to our governance and transparency responsibilities. This is why we aim to achieve a unique and singular experience for our entire workforce regardless of geographical location, specifically by having a new employee “Welcome Kit” and “Code of Ethics” in all languages adopted globally by 2021.
Innovation is our lifeblood
As specialty chemicals manufacturer, sustainability claims at product level must be science and data backed. Such claims must be measurable using internationally recognized and accepted methodology.
To achieve this, a Sustainability indicator has been added to our new project intake procedure.
Understanding the renewability content of our products is a useful metric, whether using the mass-balance approach (EN 16785 - Part 2) or renewable carbon index approach (ASTM D6866), we are maintaining our commitment that 35% of our products come from renewable raw materials by 2022.
Our commitments for Planet
We are committed to reduce our GHG emissions. To assist tackling this highly relevant and important task, in 2020 we invested in a brand new highly efficient data collection and analytics tool integrated into our Business Warehouse suite and deployed to our companies worldwide for easier and reliable KPI collection.
GHG emissions data from our global foot-print operations is allowing us to analyze our scopes 1 and 2 emissions at the source and design action plans to reduce them. Our objective is to design an ambitious and realistic emissions reduction objective by 2022. However, understanding that climate change does not wait for our analysis capabilities and acting on our global responsibilities, we maintain our commitment to cap our GHG emissions below 2019 levels.
Learn more specific details in the Climate Change page.
Our Community engagement
During 2020, our internal community has come together in front of the pandemic crisis recognizing the importance and role of sustainability. We really understood the importance of helping, respecting and valueing people, life and environment.
Our community is looking for Ambassadors of this sustainable world.
A survey within our employees has taken place in 2021 to collect ideas and people ready to make a difference: 548 employees participated, 96% of them support the company sustainability’s activities, 36% claimed interest in becoming “sustainability ambassadors”.
The "Lamberti Transforma" project was launched in 2020 in collaboration with our NGO partners in Brazil. This project aims to equip micro-entrepreneur women with tools needed to digitize their businesses.
Additionally, the project is almost exclusively run by women, including great active engagement from our Lamberti Brasil colleagues, parabéns!
At the beginning of the 2021 we launched a new project "She Dares" in partnership with a NGO in India.
She Dares aims to help women belonging to different classes, in such a way to reduce social inequality and donate entrepreneurial skills to women of the village to be able to participate to family income.
Many times these women are very young and already housewives and with children to care for, while the husband, in many cases a guar farmer, is working the land. Many of these farming communities live on very basic income leaving the women with very limited opportunities to receive any type of formal training. In some cases even the children in these farming communities have to abandon their schooling to contribute to the family income.
The “She Dares” projects targets these young women to empower them with basic formal education with the goal that they achieve economic support and self-reliance. Additionally, it is proven that households where women have basic or formal education, the children stay in school, therefore the entire community wins.