A Global Leader in Sustainable, Eco-Efficient Business Practices

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, compostable 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

SunChemical_Internal_Sustainability_MetricsSun 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.

Sustainability Video

Learn more about Sun Chemical’s approach to sustainability with this video.

Sustainable Growth with the 5Rs

Discover how our 5R framework can help your business lower COemissions, cut costs, boost business growth while significantly enhancing public perception with our Sustainable Growth guide.

2030 Sustainability Agenda

Learn how we’re aligning our sustainability goals with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.


Sustainable Operations

Find out what’s being done to reduce our overall carbon footprint at Sun Chemical facilities.

Sustainable Products and Services

See how Sun Chemical’s expertise and know-how is leading to the development of sustainable products and services that are transforming the markets we serve.


Industry Collaborations

Collaboration up, down and across the value chain is critically important in order to effectively improve sustainability. Learn who we are partnering with to achieve sustainability goals for brands.


Regulatory Leadership

Sun Chemical is a leader in regulatory compliance. Keeping up with these regulatory updates can be quite challenging for brands and converters. That’s why we’ve provided regulatory newsletters as a free resource for you to keep you up to date on the latest regulatory developments across the globe.


Sustainability Resources

Sun Chemical offers a whole library of sustainability resources, from podcasts and videos to white papers, infographics and guides. Take some time to listen to our experts talk about our sustainability efforts and how your organization can be more sustainable.

Download Our Sustainability Report



Sun Chemical Releases Spring 2023 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – May 11, 2023 – Sun Chemical has released its Spring 2023 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which can be downloaded at www.sunchemical.com/regulatory-newsletters. “Sun Chemical is a recognized global voice and leader in guiding customers with the information they need to comply with all the latest regulatory updates,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Corporate Vice

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Sun Chemical Collaborates with Qualvis Packaging to Produce Sustainable Carton Solution for Whitakers Chocolates

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A – May 4, 2023 – Qualvis Packaging and Sun Chemical have collaborated to develop a highly sustainable chocolate truffle carton for chocolate manufacturer, Whitakers. The concept enabled Whitakers to transform an existing truffle carton that featured 55 percent plastic into a highly recyclable lightweight fibre-based solution without plastic layer of the same

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Sun Chemical Receives 2023 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award for Mono-web Coatings

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – April 27, 2023 – Sun Chemical won the 2023 Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Sustainability Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability competition, one of the most prestigious recognitions for sustainability in the packaging industry. The award recognizes Sun Chemical’s portfolio of mono-web protective coatings which enable mono-web film structures as alternatives to

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