Stahl outlines sustainable development ambitions in 2020 ESG Report
Waalwijk, the Netherlands, 15 April 2021 – Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, publishes its 2020 Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. The report outlines the company’s sustainable development ambitions and its achievements over the year. It also features Stahl’s ambitious ESG targets for 2030, such as the transition to renewable feedstocks. Stahl’s 2020 ESG Report is available as a full digital version as well as a special online ‘highlights’ edition.
A focal point of the 2020 ESG Report is Stahl’s ESG Roadmap. Introduced last year, the 10-year plan outlines the company’s ESG commitments and targets for 2023 and 2030, which are supported by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These commitments underpin Stahl’s efforts to help shape a better chemicals industry – one that enables high living standards within planetary boundaries.
Further highlights from the 2020 ESG report include:
Environment – Transition to renewable feedstocks gathers pace
In 2020, Stahl took concrete steps toward eliminating non-renewable carbon resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas as feedstocks for its raw materials. Stahl exceeded its five-year CO2 emissions target and has set new goals for 2030. The company also launched two new portfolios of products based on renewable feedstocks.
Social – A stronger SHE framework
In 2020, Stahl implemented new criteria for governing and reporting safety, health, and environment (SHE) standards and process safety, to more accurately report on safety incidents. This includes the global roll-out of the Stahl Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Methodology (SHIRAM) for safety risk assessments. Stahl also made further progress with its R20 (Road to Zero) program to eliminate workplace accidents.
Governance – Achieving ZDHC Level 3 status
In 2020, Stahl achieved Level 3 status in the ZDHC Gateway chemical conformance module for 1,200 products from its global portfolio. This achievement is part of Stahl’s wider efforts to go beyond minimum information disclosure and regulatory compliance to deliver value for all stakeholders, including suppliers, customers, partners, and society at large.
Huub van Beijeren, CEO: “If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that society and industry will continue to face new challenges. At Stahl, we were nevertheless able to take an important step forward in our ESG ambitions. In particular, we established a clear roadmap for what we want to achieve in the medium term, supported by strict targets for 2023 and 2030. Stahl is committed to being a catalyst for positive change and we continue to view environmental and social challenges as an opportunity to create a better future.”
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