Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability at DyStar

Since the release of our first Sustainability Report, we have set the example on sustainability within the industry. Our annual Sustainability Report now puts us ahead of competition, and establishes us as an industry leader in sustainability.

We have committed to annually publishing DyStar’s Sustainability Report and we are also expanding the scope of Sustainability Reporting by including many more performance indicators for the next year.

Our first sustainability report reflects our performance in 2010, the first year for which we measured our performance. We have established 2010 as the base year for comparing our future performance.

We are now focusing on setting realistic targets to continuously improve our sustainability performance in areas that we consider as important to our business and our stakeholders.

Our Sustainability Strategy

Our Sustainability Strategy is twofold: reduce our own environmental impact and help our customers to reduce their environmental impact.
We have identified energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste as the main environmental impacts that we should focus on. Our target is to reduce environmental impact in these four areas by 20% by 2020. Our aim is to achieve this goal by reducing our impact by 2% every year.

With this vision, we have implemented our company wide Sustainability Initiative “Caring for the Future” program.

Caring for The Future

In initiating this program, we have formed “Sustainability Councils” who will have the responsibility to drive sustainability in their regions by identifying opportunities for reductions and finding creative solutions to enhance sustainability performance.

At production levels, a number of initiatives to reduce our environmental impact are already underway. Our Sustainability Council members at production sites are continuously looking into innovative and sustainable production practises to reduce our impact.

We believe that our sustainability efforts to reduce energy consumption, water use, waste and other resources will make us more cost effective and competitive.

As a company, we also feel our responsibility towards society is important. One of the ways by which we can effectively contribute to society is to use our expertise to solve problems that societies face. We do this by collaborating with local governments, research institutions and universities to develop affordable solutions in the area of drinking water, water conservation, green energy, and environmental education.

Annual CEO Sustainability Awards

Furthermore, we have announced that the success of our company wide Sustainability Program “Caring for the Future”, would be linked to an annual award scheme. At the end of each year, we would evaluate the regional successes of our sustainability program and the best entries would be given the CEO Award.

Compliance Management

As one of the premier companies in its field with a truly global reach, DyStar operates in many different legal jurisdictions and cultures, and is responsible for complying with the law in the countries in which it works. A compliance management system coordinates and supports employees to help them act in accordance with our Core Values and Code of Conduct.

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Code of Conduct

OurCode of Conduct is binding for all employees of the worldwide DyStar Group.

Code of Conduct

Social Accountability

As a member of the chemical industry, we are committed to the principles of Responsible Care.

Social Accountability Declaration