PARSIPPANY, NJ, USA - February 23, 2011 - In its continuous commitment to be data-driven in its sustainability efforts, Sun Chemical released its 2010 sustainability report. Similar to the previous report, performance measurement was provided for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company's environmental impact.
The report shows data collected every year since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in over 25 countries. The key sustainability metrics measured in the data include: energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety, and employee safety.
Providing a report that shows the ongoing management and monitoring of key sustainability metrics is an important part of Sun Chemical's sustainability policy.
"We have received favorable feedback from our customers when we issued our first sustainability report in 2009. They appreciate that Sun Chemical proactively provides them with meaningful data that they can use to understand our sustainability performance," said Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical's Corporate Vice President of Environmental Affairs. "These data-driven reports are an important part of our sustainability effort, and are part of our commitment to providing our customers with the resources they need to meet their sustainability goals. This is one way we help them achieve those goals."
"Through a defined road map, our sustainability policy pushes us as a company, to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products," said Michel Vanhems, Sustainability Leader, Sun Chemical. "This sustainability report not only provides our key sustainability metrics for 2010, it also gives numerous examples of Sun Chemical sites across the globe that reduced their environmental footprint or improved employee safety. These significant achievements motivate us to further strengthen our program while maintaining our customer-centric focus."
Both the 2009 and 2010 sustainability reports, along with the "Carbon Footprint Report 2010," which outlines the results from nine independent environmental analyses focused on quantifying the carbon footprint of its product lines, are available to customers and can be requested online at www.sunchemical.com/company/sustainability. Customers in the U.S. can also calculate the initial carbon footprint for their facility operations by visiting www.sunchemical.com/suncare.
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 the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has more than 9,500 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, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.sunchemical.com.
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