We follow procedures and guidelines based on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) regulations and we are committed to minimizing the negative effects of our products on the environment, health and safety along the value chain.
In 2020 we have prepared 1700 safety data sheets, providing a set of HSE information as part of our procedure and verified more than 150 specific parameters for safety, reactivity, chemical and physical properties and transportation.
More than 99% of our product portfolio is covered by safety data sheets, for hazardous as well as non-hazardous materials, available in all pertinent languages.
Our commitment to product stewardship is embodied in our Responsible Care® charter and follows the initiatives of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). We also ensure uniformly high standards for product stewardship worldwide.
In some cases, we have committed to voluntary initiatives such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which go beyond legal requirements and certification for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the manufacture of cosmetic ingredients. In addition to the CEFIC REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan as part of the continuous improvement of the quality of REACH dossier, which represents our current and future commitments, investing relevant human and financial resources.
Supply chain management
The chemicals sector typically features large amounts of raw materials and many suppliers, due to the high number of products tailored for numerous and varied industries and applications.
The constant volatility of the demand for materials significantly influences the supply chain management.
For this reason, we are currently undertaking a project of revision and reorganization for the optimization of our supply chain.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct
Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets the basis for our collaboration with suppliers regarding:
- Compliance with laws and regulations;
- Standards for ethical and responsible business conduct;
- Health, safety and quality;
- Environmental impact of products, manufacturing processes and services;
- Responsible use of natural resources;
- Respect for people, local communities and fundamental human rights;
It is fundamental for us to source our raw materials, products, assets and services from suppliers who share our values and principles for doing business.
We expect our suppliers to share the principle of the “3P” approach: People, Planet and Prosperity.
The conscientious use of materials is another feature that shows our commitment to operating a responsible business. We are working to reduce the environmental impact of the raw material consumption by investing in low-impact, recycled or recyclable materials and designing a new generation of processes.