The ASK Chemicals Group has announced its sustainability strategy and targets. These cover all three pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and corporate governance. They extend to almost all areas of the company. To drive the initiative, ASK Chemicals is taking a bottom-up approach, using in-house experts in departments.
First area - Human Resources
For the Human Resources division, ASK Chemicals states that accidents are to be 100% prevented in all plants and at all Group sites. The company's safety culture is implemented through various measures, such as job-specific safety analyses and health promotion projects. A large proportion of the production sites are certified to BS OHSAS 18001 (in future DIN EN ISO 45001). Furthermore, ASK Chemicals is committed to diversity as well as flexible working.
Second area - purchasing
In the area of purchasing, suppliers are required to comply with ASK Chemicals' quality and social standards. The company is fully committed to respecting human and labor rights and seeks to positively influence their enforcement throughout the value chain.
Third area - reducing emissions
On the path to climate neutrality in 2050, ASK Chemicals aims to continuously reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, for example by reducing Scope 2 emissions by 30% by 2030, and to improve its environmental footprint by introducing closed water loops. In addition, as efficient chemicals and materials make a significant contribution to reducing the use of raw materials and emissions, the focus in the area of research and development is on environmentally friendly product developments such as INOTEC, ECOCURE BLUE PRO and MAGNASET 2.0.
"We are happy and motivated to have reached this milestone - an important step towards strengthening ESG in our company," says Jens Müller, CTO at ASK Chemicals and responsible for ESG. Dr. Müller continues, "We will now transfer our strategy to the different regions as a holistic global approach, of course with adaptations to local challenges and in line with cultural diversity."