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Sustainability

As a family business we think in generations. We see sustainability as a key element and driver for all our activities. We care for people, our environment and our business. We will guide our partners in all aspects of sustainability and chemical compliance and actively contribute to shaping the path to a more sustainable future.

Details of our sustainability strategy and performance are outlined in our Sustainability Report.


Our Engagement & Recognitions

To put our engagement into practice, we support internationally recognized standards and initiatives. In addition, we regularly submit to external certification of our efforts and activities.

  • Signatory of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS)
    OCS is a voluntary free program aimed at improving awareness, promoting best practices and providing guidance and tools to support companies from the plastics value chain in the implementation of the necessary pellet loss prevention measures. We are committed to manage our business with utmost care to protect our environment and health.
     
  • Member of the UN Global Compact
    We are firmly committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and have fully integrated them into our way of doing business.
     
  • EcoVadis Bronze Medal
    We regularly submit to an external evaluation of our sustainability efforts. In April 2024, EcoVadis rewarded our performance with a Bronze medal: Our Ecovadis certification 
     
  • Responsible Care certified
    Responsible Care is an ethical framework towards safe chemicals management and performance excellence, put in place as a voluntary initiative by the global chemical industry. Biesterfeld Plastic, Spezialchemie and Performance Rubber have been certified according to the Responsible Care standards. With our certification, we commit to e.g. continuously improve the environmental, health, safety and security knowledge and performance of our technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment; use resources efficiently and minimize waste; report openly; and provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.
     
  • Integrity Next profile
    We actively disclose our standards and performance regarding sustainability and regulatory compliance on the Integrity Next platform.
     
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) member
    We are a member of the RSPO to ensure that the palm oil included in our products has been produced in line with social and environmental standards.
     
  • ISCC PLUS certified
    ISCC PLUS is a voluntary certification scheme applicable for the bioeconomy and circular economy, meaning that all kinds of biomass, waste and residues, non-biological renewables and recycled carbon materials can be certified. Currently, part of our company holds a valid ISCC PLUS certification. A further roll-out is planned.