Environmental Protection, Safety, Health & Quality (ESHQ)

Priority for ESHQ
 

Environmental protection, safety, health, quality (ESHQ), and long-term financial sustainability are essential and important conditions for the survival and successful development of our company. In acute situations, ESHQ always takes precedence, hence our motto “Safety First!”. These company objectives are not mutually exclusive, but complementary. Sound future planning includes environmental, energy-efficient, and economic considerations and therefore we will continuously develop and balance these dual considerations.

 

Mandatory for All Employees

Employees of all UI hierarchical levels are urged to uphold our Company Policies. All employees contribute to the implementation of UI‘s EHSQ-program. The exemplary role of each site manager is of particular importance in the implementation.

 

Continuous Improvement
 

A final standard can never be achieved, neither for the environment, energy efficiency, nor in safety, health or, quality. The tasks in these areas grow with the development of the company and society around us. Therefore, we must continuously refine the company policy, monitor the effectiveness of our measures, and sharpen our targets.

Environmental protection, energy efficiency, safety, health, and quality are corporate objectives to be pursued using similar means and methods. The essential elements of our integrated ESHQ-system include a clearly defined and binding policy, sound documentation, periodic review of standards through internal audits, continuous training of our employees within the personnel development program, as well as an active and open communication of our activities both inside and outside the company.

 

United Initiators chemical factory plant.

Environmental protection
 

Environmentally friendly production and processes are prerequisites for the long-term preservation of United Initiators’ sites. We are committed to act sustainably and future-oriented within the means of the Responsible Care Program for the chemical industry.

Environment and Energy

ESG Facts &
Figures

100%

Green electricity.

Our sites in Canada and Germany purchase electricity from 100% renewable resources. In India and Turkey these numbers are 50% respectively 25% from renewable energy.

 

Intercultural

We are global.

We are represented in 8 different countries and work together closely.

 

2045

Net zero in 2045.

We aim for global net zero CO2 emissions by 2045 (for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions).

100 Mio €

Safety, environment, & energy efficiency.

More than 100 Mio € investments globally were executed into safety, environment, and energy efficiency over the last 20 years.


44% less

Energy consumption.

At our headquarters we reduced our energy consumption by 44% per ton of product from 1996 to 2020.


45%

Research & Development.

More than 45% of our running R&D projects address sustainability issues.

Safety & Health

Diversity and Inclusion

United Initiators is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. Our workforce should truly represent all sections of society, and each employee should feel respected and capable of giving their best.

 

We are committed to creating a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimization, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and ensuring that individual differences and the contributions of all colleagues are recognized and valued.