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GRI Program Aims to Boost Transparency in Sustainability Reporting

In an effort to boost transparency in sustainability reporting — and the visibility of reporting companies — the Global Reporting Initiative has launched a membership and engagement program called GRI GOLD Community. The GRI GOLD Community’s members include more than 550 companies and organizations from 69 countries that already use … Read more »

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont leads the chemical industry in preparing for a low-carbon economy, according to CDP’s latest quarterly sector research report. The report ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors: diversified chemicals, based on a number of emissions-related metrics which in aggregate could have a material impact on company performance. The … Read more »

Solvay, Enirgi Chemicals Join Forces on Emissions Treatment

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals have created a 50-50 joint venture to speed up the development and offering of sodium-bicarbonate based products and solutions to reduce airborne emissions from industries in North America. The new entity, SOLVAir Natural Solutions, was formed in response to growing demand for air pollution control applications, … Read more »

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CRedit360 Helps Chemical Firm Overcome Sustainability Data Challenges

Sustainability software firm CRedit360 has helped global chemistry company Solvay to introduce a consistent, group-wide approach to sustainability reporting, following its acquisition of Rhodia. Using the CRedit360 system, Solvay is set to streamline its data management, improve the quality of the group’s sustainability disclosures and promote greater collaboration between business … Read more »

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Chemical Giants Publish Environmental Footprint Guide

Major chemical companies including AkzoNobel, BASF and Eastman Chemical, working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have published a guide to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders use more sustainable products. The guide, Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of a collaboration between leading chemical … Read more »

Clariant Joins Sustainability Organization

Clariant is now part of Together for Sustainability (TfS), an organization seeking to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. Clariant becomes the eighth member in the initiative with AkzoNobel, BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. The joint operations of global supplier assessments and … Read more »

Torrefied Biomass Production Started

Solvay has started producing torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the US, using sawmill waste from the timber industry in managed forests. Torrefied biomass, which handles and burns similarly to coal, is produced through torrefaction, a process that modifies the chemical properties of waste wood and biomass. Torrefied biomass … Read more »

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BASF, Bayer Among Chemical Firms Pushing Supply Chain Sustainability

Chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay have concluded their first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains. The companies’ joint initiative, Together for Sustainability (TfS), aims to develop and implement a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves chemical sustainability sourcing … Read more »