Cognis, Monheim, Germany, has established a new Internet sustainability portal as part of its comprehensive sustainability management efforts. The portal provides customers, journalists and the general public with detailed and transparent background information, facts and figures, and case studies from the company’s operations. In addition, it also showcases new technologies and product innovations that will help Cognis’ customers make their own businesses more sustainable.
At Cognis, sustainability is a central pillar of both the corporate
philosophy and the business model, which is built around serving global
wellness and sustainability trends. And now Internet users can read in much
more detail about the principles that guide the company’s activities in four
areas (company, products, environment and people), how these principles are put
into practice, and how this approach benefits both Cognis customers and society
in general. The sustainability portal explains the relationship between general
principles and specific policies, and between the company’s achieved market
successes and future objectives. Key topics covered include the “24 Principles
of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering,” initiatives to reduce emissions and
energy consumption, and case studies demonstrating how Cognis’ products and
solutions are helping its customers to reduce their overall environmental
“In the past few years, many companies have discovered sustainability.
For Cognis, it has always been at the heart of everything we do, since the day
the company was founded,” says Richard Ridinger, executive vice president, Cognis Care
Chemicals, and chairman of the Cognis Sustainability Council. “Our new sustainability portal proactively
communicates our stance on key issues such as environmental protection,
corporate social responsibility and the management principles that guide our
day-to-day activities. It also explains in considerable detail how sustainable
innovations can help to achieve a better balance between environmental
objectives and commercial success.”
For more information, visitwww.cognis.com/company/sustainability.