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Approach to sustainability

At Univar Solutions, we believe that use of the precautionary principle is a key directive of responsible environmental and social governance and is an important factor in the journey toward a more sustainable future.

We demonstrate this commitment through our global sustainability goals, which help us focus on reducing our contribution to global climate change while addressing remediation.

Commitment to sustainability

In 2018, we became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, reaffirming our ongoing commitments to responsible business.

We continue to implement the principles set out in our Global Sustainability Policy, working together in the spirit of our One Univar Guiding Principle to minimize environmental impacts and promote resource conservation.

To ensure that Univar Solutions maintains its course on the journey toward a more sustainable future, it is crucial that our efforts remain material and allow us to deliver value to all stakeholders.

To achieve our goals we are focused on addressing six key areas of responsibility:

  • Energy and emissions
  • Resource use
  • Responsible handling
  • Safety
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Equality and diversity

And because we are Univar Solutions, we do everything safely and with integrity.

Embedded sustainability

Vision — Our vision is to be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor in the world through Commercial Greatness, Operational Excellence and One Univar.

Values — We value relationships, earning customers for life, treating suppliers as long-term partners, and dealing with each other with candor and respect. Protecting our environment, our employees, and our communities remain top priorities, while maintaining our strong reputation and legal compliance. We are also committed to helping embed sustainable business practices across our supply chain.

Culture — We are focused on further developing a healthy, high-performance culture through the selection, development, and recognition of engaged employees who create an environment where the best people want to work. Our mature safety culture is something of which we are very proud, because it helps us to deliver on our sustainability goals.

We operate in line with the requirements and disclosures of the following external initiatives and associations, as appropriate for our global operations: