THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Huntsman Corporation’s (NYSE: HUN) Performance Products division has signed the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. The Charter, a voluntary initiative, calls on companies in the cleaning products industry to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in sustainability.
The Charter was presented at ACI’s Annual Meeting & Industry Convention in late January. Dr. Calvin Chiu, Huntsman Performance Product’s Director of Home and Personal Care, helped craft the Charter in his role as Vice Chair on ACI’s Sustainability Committee.
“As a supplier of essential chemistries to the cleaning products industry, Huntsman is in an ideal position to help create effective, sustainable and sustainably-made cleaning products,” said Dr. Chiu. “Huntsman does a great deal towards ensuring our business operates sustainably. For Huntsman, the next logical step is to help create sustainability standards around which entire industries can operate.”
The Charter requires signatory companies to report on four environmental-performance metrics: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste generation. These metrics are then compiled in ACI’s annual sustainability report to show the progress of the industry.
Companies are also required to formally commit to the ACI Principles of Sustainability and work toward implementing Essential Sustainability Procedures and Activities (SPAs). The SPAs address all aspects of cleaning product manufacturing from material use to the eventual disposal of packaging.
“Leaders throughout the cleaning product supply chain recognize that operating sustainably needs to be a part of the company’s DNA. The ACI and its member companies have made great strides in sustainability performance, and the Charter provides signatories with a path toward tracking, implementing and communicating sustainability initiatives,” said Brian Sansoni, ACI Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives. “ACI relies on the participation of member companies. We are fortunate to have members, like Huntsman, who see the need for sustainable development.”
The ACI Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is one of many initiatives Huntsman is taking to track and innovate sustainable performance. To learn more about Huntsman and sustainability, please visit www.huntsman.com.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.