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Vendor Diversity

Values in our value chain

As a global leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, Univar Solutions values vendor diversity by embracing unique backgrounds and experiences which play an integral part in delivering innovation to our industry and reshaping our world. Understanding, accepting and valuing differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills and experiences is critical to our growth, our competitive advantage and our success as a responsible business leader in our industry.

Learn more about how Univar Solutions prioritizes the well-being and safety of our valued vendor network.

Brandon Lyssy

Director, Global Engagement and Inclusion

We are on a journey to realize the unstoppable power that comes from providing a fully inclusive culture where every person knows they are celebrated for being just who they are and valued for the creativity they bring to our vision to redefine distribution.” 

Where we take action

Code of Conduct

Our Code Handbook applies to every employee of Univar Solutions and all of its subsidiaries. Affiliates, third-party representatives, as well as vendors, consultants, and members of Univar Solutions’ Board of Directors are an extension of Univar Solutions, and their behavior can have a direct impact on our organization. For this reason, we work with business partners who share our commitment to ethics and compliance. We expect all of our partners and employees to act in a manner consistent with our Code Handbook.

Learn more from our Code Handbook.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy

  • Creating Opportunity & Building Talent: Creating greater transparency in our current talent pool through sharing people’s profiles, promoting self-identification in our human resource information system (HRIS) system, going beyond traditional search methods for hiring and offering increased skill development and visibility for our top talent
  • Developing Awareness & Advocacy: Through voluntary education and communication, raising self-understanding, mitigating unconscious bias and using our voice to advocate for social justice and equality
  • Creating Community: Leveraging Employee Resource Networks to bring our differences together, building belonging to achieve common goals, partnering with our local communities to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities for underrepresented groups and giving back to organizations that advance equality
  • Helping Business Win: Improving equitable policies like flexible work, advancing knowledge around inclusive language in our marketing materials, mitigating bias from hiring processes and creating stronger partnerships with customers and suppliers to advance DEI progress for our industry


As a global leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, our business requires safety to be central to all aspects of our operations. To that end, we have developed industry-leading processes and procedures designed to ensure the safe storage, blending and packaging of products to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and the environment, while helping to keep the communities in which we operate safe and healthy.

Keeping our employees, vendors and customers safe at work through our safety-focused culture and practices is one of our important 2025 ESG Goals.

  • Reduce TCIR rate 20 percent by 2025 from baseline.
  • Achieve regional alignment on our global behavior-based safety program at 100 percent operations by 2025.