Sustainability at Sun Chemical
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 and in line with DIC Corporation’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, 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.
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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.
A Focus on “the Five Rs”
At Sun Chemical, we use what we call “the five Rs” – reuse, reduce, recycle, renew and redesign – as a way to guide our sustainability efforts in our operations, product development and cross-industry partnerships and collaborations. “The five Rs” can help guide sustainable best practices and assist brands as they navigate the heightened environmental landscape.
- Reuse – Reduce single use packaging
- Reduce – Packaging doing more, with less
- Renew – Benefit with bio-renewable materials
- Recycle – Feed the circular economy
- Redesign – Re-evaluate for greater efficiency
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.
Aligning Our Goals with the United Nations
Recognizing that sustainability is a global issue, at Sun Chemical we have aligned our sustainability goals with that of the United Nations and its “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Learn more about how our sustainable goals align with the United Nations.
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. See some examples of our sustainable products and services.
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.
From sustainability reports to regulatory newsletters and a comprehensive library of white papers, Sun Chemical has developed a wide range of downloadable content about the company’s various sustainability initiatives.