Biesterfeld Plastic awarded ISCC PLUS certification

International plastics and additives distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has officially been awarded ISCC PLUS certification. Through this voluntary commitment, the business division of the Biesterfeld Group is confirming its ambition to promote the development of low-impact materials and, together with its partners, contribute to a sustainable plastics industry.

ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) is one of the world's leading certification systems for guaranteeing the sustainability of raw materials and products. Certification contributes to the implementation of ecologically, socially and economically responsible production in global supply chains. The ISCC PLUS standard focuses on traceability of raw materials within the supply chain, using the mass balance principle. Since all participants in the value chain who handle and process ISCC PLUS materials must also be ISCC PLUS certified, starting from the raw material producer, the value chain becomes a chain of custody. Users benefit from complete transparency in relation to the supply chain and also have the option of certifying their products as sustainable. Additionally, ISCC PLUS seeks to prevent deforestation and protect areas of high biodiversity and high carbon stocks. Applicants for ISCC PLUS certification go through an audit process carried out by an independent third party.

"As an ISCC PLUS certified member of the product supply chain, we are expanding our ability to offer our customers sustainable material solutions via warehouse and direct delivery. Together with our suppliers and partners, we are developing innovative solutions that provide entry into the circular economy for the plastics industry,” says Martin Umbach, member of the Management Board at Biesterfeld Plastic and Business Manager, Sustainable Polymer Solutions. "We're very proud that these efforts have been recognised in the completed certification process."

"With the certification, we are once again emphasizing the principles of the UN Global Compact, to which the Biesterfeld Group committed itself several years ago, and we are underlining the high priority that the Biesterfeld Group attaches to the topic of sustainability," says Carsten Harms, management spokesperson at Biesterfeld Plastic and member of the Executive Board of the Biesterfeld Group.

About Biesterfeld Plastic:

Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading global distributor in the plastics industry with long-term sales partnerships in 50 countries. Leading global manufacturers such as DuPont, Celanese, ExxonMobil, INEOS, BASF, Solvay, CHIMEI and LG Chem rely on the long-term partnership with Biesterfeld Plastic and have accompanied their growth for many decades globally.  

Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been operating as a trading and service company for more than 115 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in the chemical and plastics distribution sector with locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The family-owned company relies on continued growth in its four business units Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld International.

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