Brenntag has established an international team which successfully pursues the systematic development of sustainability at Brenntag. The Board of Management and regional top management support the activities of this team.
In addition, Brenntag also has a Sustainability ManagerBrenntag Group who is based in Brenntag AG’s Corporate Development department. He initiates and coordinates global projects and initiatives, promotes the ongoing development of the company’s sustainability strategy worldwide and maintains a dialogue with those colleagues responsible for sustainability issues at Group level and in Brenntag’s regions.
OUR APPROACH: OUR SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS
|TOPIC||TARGETS / BY||STATUS|
|Safety||LTIR1 day/1 million <1.0 for Brenntag Group|
|The Group accident rate|
LTIR1day/1 million was 1.5 in 2018.
|Sustainable procurement||Check 80% of our total chemical spend (in EUR) through sustainability assessments and audits as part of the membership of “Togetherfor Sustainability”|
|The supplier assessments carried out by the end of 2018 cover around 70% of the total chemical spend (in EUR).|
(2017: around 64%)
We were able to achieve our previous goal of covering 50% by the end of 2017, which is why we are now aiming for 80%.
|70% of our suppliers undergoing reassessment should be able to improve their score by at least one point.|
|The target applies from Jan. 1, 2019 and for all reassessments taking place from then on.|
|Environmental protection||Reduce Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions (per warehouse tonne sold) by 6% (compared with 2016)|
|2018 Brenntag Group (per 1,000 warehouse tons of goods sold):|
Scope 1: 18.08 tons
(2017: 16.56 t)
Scope 2: 6.69 tons
(2017: 7.03 t)
Change compared to base year 2016: +3.11%
|Compliance||To achieve and sustain full coverage in compliance training for the relevant employees|
|The coverage rate for global e-learning training on the Brenntag Code of Business Conduct and Ehics was approx. 89% at the end of 2018.|
(2017: approx. 89%)
We have extended the period for achieving the target to the end of 2019.
|Employees||Provide a working environment where the best people want to work|
|Various measures were initiated and implemented in 2018 related to the issues of HR development, identification and development of potential, and succession planning before being honed and rolled outmore broadly as required.|
|Sustainable solutions||To become the preferred distributor for sustainable solutions by setting up pilot projects with ten selected key suppliers|
|BASF project: concluded;|
Grüner Punkt: started;
Schütz IBCs: started;
Gas Engine Service Program: started
|Rating||To achieve and sustain an EcoVadis score of at least 62 points and gold status|
|Scoring in November 2018: |
68 points, gold status
(October 2016: 66 points)
„Our concrete sustainability targets for 2020 serve to enhance our sustainability strategy in a targeted manner.”
Further information and tools
EcoVadis is a leading provider of sustainability assessments. The company’s sustainability performance is evaluated in terms of four different categories: environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis evaluates several thousand companies every year in this way, in around 190 different industrial sectors in 150 countries. More than 50,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.
Brenntag belongs to the top companies assessed
Brenntag already has voluntarily undergone several EcoVadis assessments. In its November 2018 assessment, Brenntag Group was awarded 68 points and thereby maintaining our gold status already achieved in 2016 (Gold Recognition Level). The result ranks Brenntag among the top companies in our industry as well as among the top suppliers assessed overall by EcoVadis across all industry categories.
Steven Holland, CEO Brenntag AG: "We are pleased that Brenntag’s sustainability achievements have been recognized externally and are rated as above average within our industry."
Brenntag is keen to achieve further scoring improvements. Moreover, as part of its TfS membership, Brenntag encourages its own suppliers to undergo an EcoVadis self-assessment.