Sustainability – Turning ambition into action
Our society is facing environmental challenges on a scale and at a pace the world has never seen before. The time for talk has passed. History will remember us for the actions we take now. At Hempel, our purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions.
As a trusted global producer of paint and coating solutions, we have a responsibility to advance our own performance and standards in the field of sustainability.
Our customers demand it too, through products and services that help them achieve their own sustainability goals and through partners who can prove they have embedded sustainability in their value chain.
At Hempel, our strategy to double by 2025 makes our commitment to sustainability even more important. We will grow as a company, while reducing our environmental footprint and amplifying the benefits we create for society.
Futureproof is the framework through which Hempel will deliver on our strategic goal of sustainability leadership, turning our ambitions into actions.
Our ambition is to radically advance our environmental and social performance so our company, customers and employees thrive now, and in the future.
It’s about developing the products and services that will proof and protect our customers’ assets for the demands of the future. It’s about delivering the proof to back up our performance and progress, and the reassurance that must underpin our innovations. Always ensuring we earn the trust of our customers and partners. To achieve our ambition we must integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business.
Obviously products are an area where Hempel can make significant positive impacts on sustainability and achieving our ambitions. As such we have some key statements of intent for this area; For our products we will:-
• Make sustainability a key driver of all product development and innovation
• Reduce customer emissions with at least 30 million tonnes CO2e by 2025
• Ambitiously reduce customer waste
• Introduce comprehensive circularity roadmap in 2022
• Achieve 50% recycled content in primary plastic packaging by 2025
As sustainability isn’t a new concept to Hempel, we already have many products that are contributing significantly to these targets. Two such products in the Yacht Professional range are Hempaguard X7 and the new Yacht Interiors coating system.