22 Sep 2022
Perstorp announces toxicity targets to safeguard health and environment
Malmö September 22, 2022 - Leading sustainable solutions provider Perstorp further strengthens their commitment towards significantly reducing their environmental impact by releasing two new 2030 sustainability targets for (eco) toxicity. The targets intend to ensure that no chemicals of concern reach the consumer or professional market, and that newly developed products are safe and sustainable by design.
In order to reach the long term ambition of becoming Finite Material Neutral, Perstorp is setting 2030 sustainability targets for the areas with the largest impact. Targets have now been set for (eco) toxicity, which aims to safeguard both human health and the environment. Perstorp’s new targets are aligned with the EU’s zero pollution ambition in the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment, the EU’s taxonomy regulation and they support the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6 and 12.
Perstorp has set the following (eco) toxic impact targets for 2030:
- No chemicals of concern should reach the consumer or professional market
- Newly developed products should be safe and sustainable by design
The above targets will promote safe use of all chemicals put on the market throughout the value chain, and drive the development of minimizing the hazard in the product portfolio. The toxicity targets will also drive the transformation towards a circular society as chemicals with lower toxicity enable circularity by being easier to process and recycle. Thus, adopting the (eco) toxic impact targets is an important part of contributing to the chemical industry’s sustainable transformation.
“Our new (eco) toxic targets demonstrate our commitment to reducing impact on humans and the environment, and they make our position on toxicity clear to our customers as well as end-customers and consumers,”, says Christoffer Paulsson, Vice President Regulatory Affairs. “The targets are now being implemented and will help guide us to establish a more stringent testing, screening and reviewing processes for our products – both existing products and those under development.”
“Developing and implementing these targets is an important step for us to take in order to solidify our position as a sustainable solutions provider”, says Anna Berggren, Vice President Sustainability. “It shows our commitment to transforming and reducing our own environmental impact, and ultimately it will also lead to safer and more sustainable end-products.”
Perstorp Holding AB
SE-211 20 Malmö
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Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.
Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on 140 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2021 amounted to 13.5 billion SEK.
Learn more at www.perstorp.com