Sun Chemical Releases 2015 Sustainability Report That Features Six Case Studies
PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – April 29, 2016 – Sun Chemical released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which showcases Sun Chemical’s leadership in eco-efficiency through established data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how suppliers are contributing to the company’s environmental footprint.
The report describes six case studies to show how Sun Chemical’s balanced scorecard approach is used to evaluate its suppliers’ environmental performance, helping to ensure that suppliers remain vigilant in developing new technology that reduces the overall environmental footprint of their products.
Some of the highlights from the report identify those commitments within Sun Chemical’s supply chain covering raw materials, distribution and internal fleet cars, including how:
- Sun Chemical publication inks use a large amount of bio-derived rosins from coniferous trees
- Sun Chemical’s carbon black supplier remained energy positive by generating surplus energy
- Sun Chemical’s ink division in Europe reduced car fleet emissions year over year
- Sun Chemical’s logistics supplier is shifting lanes from over-the-road trucking to intermodal
"We’re going beyond providing meaningful data that will help meet customer goals,” shares Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical’s corporate VP of environmental affairs. “We are showing concrete examples of things our suppliers are doing to help Sun Chemical meet and improve upon its eco-efficiency goals. It is our goal to both improve our processes and manufacture products that help our customers better meet their environmental goals. We can only do that by ensuring our suppliers are also doing their part to contribute to sustainable practices.”
Providing a report that shows the ongoing management and monitoring of key sustainability metrics is an important part of Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy.
“Our sustainability policy pushes us as a company to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products,” comments Michel Vanhems, sustainability leader, Sun Chemical. “These data-driven sustainability reports have played a key role in helping our customers achieve many of their eco-efficiency goals and we’re committed to do everything we can to operate in a manner that is sustainable and ethical in the best interests of our employees, stakeholders and business relationships.”
The Sun Chemical sustainability report is available to customers and can be requested online at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability. Customers can also calculate the initial carbon footprint for their facility operations by visiting http://www.sunchemical.com/services/consultative-services/.
About Sun Chemical’s Sustainability Policy
Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy stresses its responsibility to raise awareness about environmental issues in the graphic arts industry. 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.
Focusing on “Getting More — Using Less — Eco-Efficiency,” Sun Chemical’s sustainability policy underscores its proactive role in minimizing the life cycle footprint of its products and its customers' impact on the environment.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world. Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J.
Source: Sun Chemical.