Sun Chemical has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which showcases the company's eco-efficiency through data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how suppliers are contributing to its environmental footprint.
The report describes six case studies that show how Sun Chemical’s balanced scorecard approach is used to evaluate its suppliers’ environmental performance.
“We’re going beyond providing meaningful data that will help meet customer goals,” says Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical’s corporate vice president of environmental affairs. “We are showing concrete examples of things our suppliers are doing to help Sun Chemical meet and improve upon its eco-efficiency goals. It is our goal to both improve our processes and manufacture products that help our customers better meet their environmental goals. We can only do that by ensuring our suppliers are also doing their part to contribute to sustainable practices.”
Some of the highlights from the report identify how Sun Chemical publication inks use a large amount of bio-derived rosins from coniferous trees; Sun Chemical’s carbon black supplier remained energy positive by generating surplus energy; Sun Chemical’s ink division in Europe reduced car fleet emissions year over year; and how the company's logistics supplier is shifting lanes from over-the-road trucking to intermodal.
“Our sustainability policy pushes us as a company to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products,” says Michel Vanhems, sustainability leader at Sun Chemical. “These data-driven sustainability reports have played a key role in helping our customers achieve many of their eco-efficiency goals and we’re committed to do everything we can to operate in a manner that is sustainable and ethical in the best interests of our employees, stakeholders and business relationships.”