May 2 2018

Brenntag publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

Brenntag addresses Question of Sustainable Procurement

Global chemical distributor Brenntag AG (Essen, Germany) has published its Sustainabilty Report for 2017. The report is based on the “Sustainable Reporting Standards” (SRS) of the internationally recognized “Global Reporting Initiative” (GRI). Selected content also forms the separate non-financial Group Report to ensure compliance with the legal requirements of the German CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG). This content has been externally reviewed for the first time, Brenntag said.


According to Steven Holland, Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag AG, this report, the fifth published to date provides “… transparent information on [Brenntag’s] activities and [a] report on the status of our global sustainability targets. In 2017, for example, we succeeded in cutting Group-wide CO2 emissions per tonne of goods sold by around 2.5% compared to 2016. Our goal is to achieve a reduction of 6% by 2020.”


Brenntag also said, it had success with the topic of sustainable procurement.  The company has now assessed the sustainability performance of a large number of its suppliers. These suppliers represent around 64% of Brenntag’s total chemical spend worldwide. This assessment is the consequence of Brenntag’s membership of the “Together for Sustainability” industry initiative.


The full report can be downloded from the Brenntag website via the following link:


Source: Brenntag press release


HGE – DCG / 02.05.2018

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