Sun Chemicals releases sustainability report

Sun Chemical has published its 2015 sustainability report, which showcases the leadership in eco-efficiency through established data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how suppliers are contributing to the company’s environmental footprint.

The report describes six case studies to show how Sun Chemical’s scorecard approach is used to evaluate its suppliers’ environmental performance, helping to ensure that suppliers remain vigilant in developing new technology that reduces the overall environmental footprint of their products.

Some of the highlights from the report identify those commitments within Sun Chemical’s supply chain covering raw materials, distribution and internal fleet cars, including how publication inks use a large amount of bio-derived rosins from coniferous trees, carbon black supplier remained energy positive by generating surplus energy, the ink division in Europe reduced car fleet emissions year on year and its logistics supplier is shifting lanes from over-the-road trucking to intermodal.

Gary Andrzejewski, corporate vice president of environmental affairs at Sun Chemical, says, “We’re going beyond providing meaningful data that will help meet customer goals. We are showing concrete examples of things our suppliers are doing to help Sun Chemical meet and improve upon its eco-efficiency goals. It is our goal to both improve our processes and manufacture products that help our customers better meet their environmental goals. We can only do that by ensuring our suppliers are also doing their part to contribute to sustainable practices.”

Michel Vanhems, sustainability leader at Sun Chemical, explains, “Our sustainability policy pushes us as a company to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products. These data-driven sustainability reports have played a key role in helping our customers achieve many of their eco-efficiency goals and we’re committed to do everything we can to operate in a manner that is sustainable and ethical in the best interests of our employees, stakeholders and business relationships.”

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