2030 Sustainability Agenda

Sun Chemical’s 2030 Sustainability Agenda

At Sun Chemical, we proactively take a leadership role in raising awareness of environmental issues that are a part of the industries we serve, both from a regulatory standpoint and by consumer-driven forces.

That’s why we’re striving to align our goals with those of the United Nations in its “Sustainable Development Goals, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.”

We’re aligning with the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development by incorporating sustainability in all aspects of our business, from sourcing, manufacturing and the distribution of goods, to regulatory guidance and the development of biorenewable products and other solutions that improve the eco-efficiency of customer processes.

As packaging is a critical component of sustainability efforts and measurements for global brand owners, we have identified how several of the 17 UN goals align with the actions we’re taking to develop a more sustainable packaging industry.

The actions we’re taking will help Sun Chemical to develop a more sustainable packaging industry that will, we believe, have a positive impact. Learn how we are making serious inroads in a way that aligns with the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the following packaging markets:

Our Approach to Sustainability

At Sun Chemical, it is our responsibility to raise awareness about environmental challenges that are part of our industry, including issues raised by regulatory and consumer-driven forces. Given that responsibility, we have a history of, and continue to develop, methodologies to assess our impact and to innovate processes and products that are more sustainable from both an economic and environmental dimension.

We have in place a rigorous development process and analytical tools that guide our choice of materials and the safety of our products. We strive to use manufacturing processes that demonstrate data-driven environmental excellence through reduced waste generation, lower energy and water usage, and strong safety performance as measured by several key metrics—greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, carbon footprint, and safety record.

We commit to meeting local regulatory requirements, and to proactively work with government, industry trade groups, and business partners in the value chain to better define, measure, and promote sustainability.

Product stewardship and risk management are also important components of our sustainability policy. We are committed leaders in this area and will continue to take a responsible, analytical-based approach in our efforts.

Promoting a Circular Economy

Sun Chemical partners with a variety of associations and organizations that strive to achieve sustainability and works with third party organizations to certify that products manufactured by Sun Chemical are sustainable.

Our goal is to ensure that any material used is as sustainable as possible and to promote a circular economy where natural resources would be used, broken down, and reused, recycled or composted.

We offer a various sustainability resources to help our customers also promote a circular economy and provide a series of regulatory newsletters to keep customers current on the latest regulations in the marketplace.

All of these sustainability efforts are built on what we call “the five Rs” – reuse, reduce, recycle, renew and redesign. To learn how you can use “the five Rs” to grow your business sustainably and contribute to a circular economy, download Sun Chemical’s Sustainable Growth – a guide to help you grow your business sustainably and contribute to the circular economy.



Sustainability Report
Infographic: Transformation to Sustainable Flexible Packaging
Infographic: Transformation to Sustainable Folding Cartons
Infographic: Transformation to Sustainable Label Packaging
Infographic: Transformation to Sustainable Metal Packaging
Infographic: Transformation to Sustainable Paper Packaging
DIC News Release: Goal to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050
Washable Inks Video
Sustainable Growth Guide: How to Grow Your Packaging Production Sustainably

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