The Company has since September 2009 been a member of the FTSE4Good Index, a leading global responsible investment index, which demonstrates the Company’s commitment to CR and that its activities and aspirations are aligned with the principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Below is an illustration of the Company’s CR framework.
Elementis strives to ensure that its products are safe for intended use, transport and the environment throughout the product life cycle. Our principles and culture are such that each employee takes responsibility to ensure health, safety and environmental protection are a part of their daily personal and commercial activities. We ensure that health, safety, environmental protection and sustainability are an integral part of our products’ life cycle, including development, manufacture, sales, distribution, use, recycle and final disposal by:
To implement these practices, Elementis relies on a highly experienced global product stewardship team, as well as expert consultants, academics and government authorities. We use up-to-date hazard communications and compliance tools to communicate product safe handling, transport and disposal information to our employees, customers and the general public via technical bulletins, safety data sheets (“SDS”) and labelling. These communications are further enhanced by product safety briefings with our employees, suppliers, distributors and customers. Indeed, each year our global product stewardship team responds to several thousand product safety and compliance questions from our customers, the general public and regulatory authorities.
Whilst we practice a consistent and coordinated approach to regulatory compliance at state, national, regional and global levels, our internal IT systems are being enhanced to automatically flag when a compliance review is needed. We continue to support efforts, by taking opportunities to work with government authorities, to develop regulations to enhance the protection of society and the environment that are based on established scientific risk assessment and risk management principles. Our goal is to work with industry groups to support regulations that are predictable, flexible and capable of responsibly addressing society’s economic, environmental and safety requirements.
We continue to actively meet the requirements of new, or revised, chemical control regulations across our global markets. At Elementis we are continually evaluating and improving our product stewardship programme to ensure best practices protection of our employees, customers, society and the environment.