Our Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2018Our Approach


Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy is based on the concept of eco-efficiency as defined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Eco-efficiency is achieved by the delivery of economically competitive goods and services that satisfy our customers’ needs and bring quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impact and resources intensity throughout the life cycle.

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Sun Chemical is taking a phased approach to our sustainability effort and is using a roadmap to improve the eco-efficiency of our products and processes.

For our processes, we will:

  • Set improvement targets for energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid waste emissions.
  • Measure and report these parameters, regularly, by site and by product.
  • Establish actions to improve, then re-check and re-measure.

For our products, we have:

  • 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.


Internal Key
Sustainability Metrics

Energy consumption/conservation
(Production Sites)
Energy consumption/conservation
(Non-production Sites)
Energy carbon footprint
(Production Sites)
Process waste reduction
Water consumption
Material safety
Employee safety


Data-Driven Reports

We are challenging ourselves internally to look for ways we can improve our processes at individual sites by monitoring key metrics to understand and manage our environmental impact. We will regularly report on the following parameters:

SunChemical publishes a corporate sustainability report every year, which focuses on these metrics.

Social Responsibility

Sun Chemical is committed to an established system of values and ethical conduct in all its relationships.

Collaborative Perspective

We are joining collaborative projects within the supply chain to integrate life cycle thinking into our approach.

To learn more about our products and services with sustainable benefits, see Our Offerings.