Health, safety, environment and climate protection in the value creation chain

LANXESS is responsible for its actions across the entire supply and value creation chain – from the global procurement of raw materials and product development, through production, storage and transport, to use and disposal. The health and safety of our stakeholders – employees, contractors, immediate neighbors of our production sites, customers and end users – is of central importance at each of these stages.

Through our safety standards, we aim to ensure the responsible application of chemistry in health and environmental protection, in the handling of chemicals, in plant safety and in workplace safety precautions. Company-wide standards are in place to define the associated requirements and responsibilities. Through the ongoing training of our employees and regular auditing of our health, safety and environmental management, we ensure that the requirements are systematically and sustainably implemented in our processes.

Our commitment was again recognized with various awards in 2013. For example, we received the Indian Chemical Council’s Award for Excellence in Management of Health, Safety and Environment for the high HSEQ standards we apply at all LANXESS sites in India. Our butyl rubber plant at Zwijndrecht, Belgium, was honored with the Fireforum Award 2013 for the revised fire safety concept we introduced there.