We are pleased that Brenntag's activities and engagement in the field of sustainability have been recognized externally. This is an additional motivating factor.
Awards: Best Practices from the Brenntag regions
Lars Schneider, President Brenntag Specialties Americas, and Erin Sedlak, Sustainability Project Manager North America, received special honors from the non-profit international development organization Water For People.
Brenntag has been involved with the organization since 2018, for which Lars Schneider was appointed to the Water for People Leadership Council in June 2021. In the future, he will help shape the global affairs of the association.
The organization also recognized Erin Sedlak with the Kenneth J. Miller Fournders' Award, which has been presented annually since 2001 for outstanding volunteerism. "It is an honor to receive the Miller Award," said Erin Sedlak. "Over the past few years, we've worked closely with Water For People to create sustainable ways to provide clean water to people in need."
In November 2018, Shawn Wiram, Director Safety, Health and Environment at Brenntag North America, was awarded the title of “Distributor of the Year” by the USA’s National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) to honour his many years of work in the areas of occupational safety, health and environmental protection and his strong commitment to the principles of the Responsible Distribution programme.
The Esteio site of Brenntag Brazil was given the city’s “Ecological Seal Award” in July 2018 for its waste separation and recycling programme, which it implemented together with the local municipality.
To begin with, Brenntag HSE managers trained the employees on how to separate waste correctly, and a corresponding disposal system was put in place at the site. The waste collected and separated is sent to a local recycling cooperative which works to increase environmental awareness among the population and generates funding for social projects by reusing the waste.
Brenntag is one of the world’s leading distributors of AdBlue®. This is a high-purity, 32.5 % aqueous urea solution which is directly injected into the exhaust gas stream of diesel engines to reduce nitrogenoxide emissions. Since we created the AdBlue® business in 2005, we have gained great experience in handling this product. Our services related to the filling and delivery of AdBlue® in large and small quantities are tailored to our customers’ individual needs.
COSSU (Consumer Operated Self Service Unit), which was developed for AdBlue® by Brenntag UK and Ireland, received an environmental award in 2018. The “APEA Environmental Protection & Improvement Award” is granted by The Sandu Foundation, a British non-profit organization. COSSU is an environmentally friendly alternative to selling the product in plastic canisters and makes it easier for fuel station operators as well as car and van drivers to avail themselves of this sustainable product.
In July 2018, Brenntag Honduras was commended by the Puerto Cortés municipality for its exemplary implementation of local environmental regulations. More than 80 companies in the municipality underwent an environmental assessment and site inspections.These included an examination of the condition of facilities, warehouse conditions, the hygiene situation, waste management, emergency measures and safety equipment, and employee training. Brenntag Honduras was one of four companies to be 100% compliant with all of the requirements.
In 2018, Brenntag received the “Germany’s best trainers” award from the business magazine Capital and the HR marketing company Ausbildung.de and Territory Embrace.
Brenntag Germany responded to a catalogue of 60 questions in the five categories of support, learning on the job, commitment of the company, opportunities for success and innovative learning methods. Having achieved the highest-possible rating of 5 stars, we are among the 500 best apprenticing companies in Germany.