Nouryon awarded 2021 EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability achievements

Nouryon awarded 2021 EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability achievements

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, has been awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability achievements. This rating places Nouryon in the top 3 per cent of more than 75,000 companies assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider. 

“Sustainability is a key business driver for Nouryon, and we know that our customers also care deeply about sustainability,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Nouryon. “This EcoVadis Gold rating affirms that we are making progress as a top-quartile people safety performer, in further reducing our environmental footprint and in providing sustainable solutions to our customers. We are proud of the many factors that led to this achievement, in particular that 37 per cent of our 2020 revenue was generated from our portfolio of sustainable products,” he said.

Nouryon achieved strong scores in all assessed areas, including environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. 

“We are thrilled with our Gold rating and that we saw our scores increase this year - particularly when it comes to our environmental practices. This ranking clearly confirms that we are doing the right thing and that we are succeeding in driving sustainable progress,” said Vivi Hollertt, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Nouryon.

This latest recognition of Nouryon’s sustainability progress follows other recent developments. Earlier this year, Nouryon joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, in support of its universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

The company’s sustainability approach is aligned with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and it supports the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

Nouryon also expanded its portfolio of sustainable products to support its customers, including anti-viral paint coatings, biodegradable crop protection ingredients, and products for cool roof coatings that save energy and reduce the need for air conditioning.

To learn more about Nouryon’s sustainability commitments, download its Sustainability Report 2020 or visit its website.

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About Nouryon 

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,900 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website and follow us @Nouryon and on LinkedIn.  

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