A Global Leader in Sustainable, Eco-Efficient Business Practices
Sun Chemical is constantly working to promote sustainable solutions. Our approach to sustainability guides the way we develop, manufacture and distribute products, as well as how we work with our customers and suppliers.
Working with industry leaders, we are reducing global CO2 emissions by increasing the use of bio-renewable and recyclable materials, while promoting the value of these activities throughout the supply chain. Our emphasis on sustainability continues to be fundamental to our innovation and product development and is gaining broad support from our customers.
Sun Chemical takes a phased approach to our sustainability efforts and uses a roadmap to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products. Every year we publish a sustainability report which shows our progress in achieving our eco-efficiency goals and helps us establish actions to improve, recheck and remeasure. We invite you to request a copy of our latest Sustainability Report.
Our Sustainability Policy
Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy stresses its responsibility to raise awareness about environmental issues in the industries it serves. Product stewardship and risk management are also important components of the policy with a commitment to take an analytical-based approach to its efforts.
Providing customers with enhanced sustainability of their processes and end products is the ultimate goal of Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy. In order to reach that goal, Sun Chemical will use rigorous development processes and analytical tools to evaluate and improve the eco-efficiency of both its manufacturing procedures and products.
This data-driven approach in the policy means Sun Chemical will be able to set improvement targets for its processes on energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid waste emissions as well as develop products with a structured approach that includes risk management and eco-efficiency improvements as criteria.
Sun Chemical reports this data and its ongoing progress in achieving its improvement targets annually in its sustainability reports. Request your copy of our latest Sustainability Report.
Sun Chemical takes leadership in the industry in providing sustainable product solutions and services that help customers achieve their individual goals. Our robust research and development team has created scores of products and services that have helped customers and the industry at large enhance sustainability.
For our products, Sun Chemical has:
- A structured and robust approach to product development that includes risk management and eco-efficiency improvements as key criteria.
- An infrastructure for product stewardship that leads the industry.
- Proactive approach in working with suppliers, customers, and industry trade groups to promote best practices.
Here are some examples of products and services that Sun Chemical has developed in recent years that help customers achieve their sustainability goals:
SunVisto® AquaGreen water-based inks have significantly higher levels of biorenewable naturally derived resin content. These carefully formulated inks are not only resistant to abrasion, water and grease — they offer superior performance, sustainability and the industry’s best technical support. To learn more, download Sun Chemical’s white paper.
SunBar® Aerobloc oxygen barrier coatings extend product shelf life, enable the lightweighting of packaging, offer improved laminate flexibility, and are compostable, press-ready and cost-effective. SunBar allows for lighter-weight packaging, a reduced carbon footprint, and easy application with few changes to current equipment.
SunCure® Accuflex UV is one of a new series of energy curable inks for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications. All these inks are compliant with the strictest global standards in the marketplace, meet the latest photoinitiator safe packaging guidelines and provide low odor and very low residual extractables characteristics, while maintaining the highest standards of pressroom performance. Learn more by downloading Sun Chemical’s white paper.
Associations and 3rd Party Certifications
Sun Chemical partners with a variety of associations and organizations that strive to achieve sustainability. The company also works with a variety of 3rd party organizations to certify that products manufactured by Sun Chemical are sustainable. Some of these organizations include:
Sun Chemical is a leader in regulatory, compliance, and sustainability issues and works closely with customers to help them comply with the strict standards required by brand owners and regulations. Backed by a significant investment in research and development, Sun Chemical places a priority in the care required in procurement and the selection of raw materials used to formulate our products.
Non-compliance to the latest regulations could come with severe consequences, namely the threat of a brand’s reputation and more seriously, the health of consumers. Sun Chemical’s regulatory newsletters can help you maintain compliance with these strict regulations worldwide.