2014 Sustainability Report

Our 2014 Sustainability Report reflects Arizona Chemical’s strategic commitment to integrating sustainability into our business. The report explains what sustainability means to Arizona Chemical, how we are managing our impacts and enhancing relationships with stakeholders, and what goals we have established for the future.

Our downloadable highlights report provides key information about issues we are addressing. Supplemental information appears on this website, along with the GRI G4 Content Index. We have structured our report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 framework at the “core” level.

GRI has verified that our G4 Content Index is accurate and aligned with the related disclosure. In addition to the online Content Index, we have identified in the text where information appears related to specific GRI G4 Indicators. The abbreviations stand for:

  • EC – Economic
  • EN – Environmental
  • HR – Human Rights
  • LA – Labor Practices and Decent Work
  • SO – Society
  • PR – Product Responsibility
  • DMA – Disclosures on Management Approach
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Sustainability Profile

Arizona Chemical is the world’s leading biorefiner of value-added pine chemicals. We create sustainable value through development of products from biorenewable raw materials, responsible management of our business and material impacts, emphasis on continuous improvement, and ongoing communication with stakeholders about their priorities. Our biobased products are used by the global Adhesives, Roads & Construction, Tires and Chemical Intermediates markets.

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Customer Value

Arizona Chemical contributes to customers’ sustainable growth through development of innovative, high quality products from biorenewable sources. Our offer of value-added, biobased products with a reduced carbon footprint enhances customers’ ability to achieve their sustainability goals. We also help customers reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains because our pine chemical products have lower CO2 emissions than fossil fuel-based substitutes.

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Safety Performance

Arizona Chemical’s safety culture builds from our dedication to ensuring that “Nobody Gets Hurt.” We work toward continuous improvement in our safety record and have established performance targets. To achieve our goals, we have implemented global policies and initiatives to mitigate risk and enhance personal, process and contractor safety.

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Environmental Stewardship

Arizona Chemical has made substantial progress in reducing our environmental footprint. Since 2010, for example, we reduced non-hazardous solid waste generation by 25 percent and hazardous waste by 30 percent. We have set long-term goals for further advances in reducing non-hazardous waste, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Our manufacturing facilities are undertaking a range of capital improvement projects to achieve these and other environmental goals.

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Employees and Communities

Arizona Chemical is committed to fostering an engaging workplace and providing opportunities for professional advancement. We encourage our employees to continually develop and share their skills, energy and enthusiasm. We are deeply involved in local activities so that we can make a meaningful, positive difference that furthers our mutual well-being and goals.

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