Kraton Corp. recently announced the release of its “2018 Sustainability Report,” highlighting continued efforts to integrate sustainability throughout the organization. The report covers the status of the company’s sustainability initiatives for 2018, including a focus on key areas like improving raw material use, operational efficiency, environmental impact, health and safety, and supply chain transparency.
Kraton reports that it is also committed to conducting 12 life cycle assessments (LCA) for key products by 2020. LCAs help identify sustainability improvements throughout the value chain, enabling companies to better measure and reduce their environmental impacts.
“Kraton’s commitment to sustainability is a key element in our long-term strategy as we focus on driving value for all of our stakeholders,” said Kevin M. Fogarty, president and CEO. “Our strategic approach to incorporating sustainability within the enterprise opens opportunities to further grow our business, improve productivity and manage risks.”
In 2018, Kraton certified 11 new product families under the European Biobased Certification Scheme, which specifies and validates a product’s biomass amount based on the European standard EN 16785-1. To date, that is a total of 31 product family certifications covering more than 100 products.
“Whether it’s by supplying renewable materials or enabling cleaner, safer performance, Kraton is well positioned to play a key role in creating tomorrow's sustainable future,” said Fogarty. “By integrating sustainability through our people, plants and processes, we can make a positive difference in delivering long-term value in a resource-constrained world.”
To view the full report, visit www.kraton.com.