Univar Solutions Releases Its 2018 Sustainability Report

Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announces the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report. Now available through the Univar Solutions web site at www.univarsolutions.com, the report marks the first as Univar Solutions, the newly combined company created through the merger of Univar and Nexeo Solutions. To reflect the new company, the 2018 Sustainability Report shows a new design with updates from each legacy company as well as the introduction of Univar Solutions’ approach to sustainability.

The 2018 Sustainability Report carries forward the “Our Home Our Responsibility” theme showing the progress against each of Univar’s 2021 sustainability goals as well as Nexeo Solutions’ progress through 2018 against each of its sustainability goals.

“For 2018, both legacy organizations achieved solid results in terms of sustainability metrics,” said David Jukes, president and CEO of Univar Solutions. “As Univar Solutions, we have an even greater opportunity to be better citizens of the planet and to lead sustainability for our industry through our 2021 goals, which are designed to bring increased transparency, accountability, and measurability of our progress.” 

The goals for 2021 form the center of our journey toward a more sustainable future as Univar Solutions and include:

  • Energy & Emissions – Minimize Univar Solutions’ environmental impact by reducing energy usage and associated emissions.
  • Resource Use – Embed the principles of advancing a circular economy into our practices globally.
  • Responsible Handling – Protect our people, communities and environment by leading a ‘Zero Release’ culture to minimize major releases.
  • Safety – Continuously improve Univar Solutions’ proud safety record, protecting our workforce and demonstrating we are ‘Serious about Safety’.
  • Sustainable Supply Chain – Lead on transparency in the supply chain as we responsibly manage and influence the environmental and social impacts of our suppliers.
  • Equality & Diversity – Demonstrate Univar Solutions’ commitment to providing equal opportunities to all employees, through training, education and reporting.

“I am delighted with the progress we have made and feel privileged and fortunate to witness first-hand the energy of our people as we continue our sustainability journey,” said Phil Hockaday, vice president, sustainability for Univar Solutions. “The addition of the Nexeo Solutions business brings with it further opportunities; the enthusiasm of our new colleagues can only accelerate us in achieving our vision to be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet.”