The Chemours Company announced thatit has issued its first Corporate Responsibility Commitment Report.
The reportexpressesChemours’corporate responsibility commitment— an extension of the company’s growth strategy — asten goals targeted for completion by 2030. The goals spaneight areas: safety excellence, vibrant communities, empowered employees, climate, water quality, waste, sustainable offerings, and a sustainable supply chain.
As part of this social responsibility initiativeChemours hassigned on tothe United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship and sustainability pact. Chemours is now one of more than 8,000 participating companies that have pledged to operate responsibly andin alignment with universally accepted sustainability principles, to takeactions that support the betterment ofsociety,toengagelocally where the company has a presence, and to report annually on Chemours’ ongoing efforts, a release stated.
“Chemours is a performance driven company dedicated to making chemistry as responsible as it is essential to everyday life,” said Chemours President and CEO Mark Vergnano. “We are already taking meaningful steps towards achieving our 2030 goals and will report our progress every step of the way. We are fully committed to being a new kind of chemistry company for a world that demands more.”
The full CRC reportis available to download at chemours.com.
According to Paul Kirsch, president of Chemours’ Fluoroproducts business and executive sponsor of this initiative: “Ourreport is anotherdemonstration that for Chemours, socialresponsibility is not an option,it’s simply the right thing to do. It is who we are and how we operate.”
Chemours faces environmental issues, notably at its North Carolina operations. It has invested in refrigerants it says are more earth friendly, but has been criticized in some quarters for fighting natural refrigerants that might be better for the environment.