Huntsman Corporation's Sustainability Report Focuses on Water Insecurity
Huntsman published its report on October 30. The report covers the corporation's sustainability initiatives from calendar year 2014, including performance against 11 key metrics from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. It also features Huntsman's annual Communication on
- Reduce: Huntsman manufacturing plants in
Texasimplemented measures to limit water use by as much as 30 percent during the state's worst drought since 1895. Those measures remain in effect today, despite the drought being over.
- Optimize: Global consolidation of a Huntsman division that supports the water-dependent textiles industry shrank its environmental footprint while reducing water intake and discharge rates by 30 percent.
- Innovate: Huntsman's chemical product innovations help agriculture, food processing and other industries consume less water in their own operations.
- Protect: In
Finland, Huntsman's manufacturing site uses 16 billion gallons of river water annually to manufacture its product, but returns 90 percent of it to the river cleaner than it was originally, while also providing emergency potable water supplies to the city where it is located.
- Share: In
India, Huntsman provides nearly 3,000 gallons of clean drinking water daily to residents of villages neighboring its plant in Baroda.
"In this year's report, we focus on an aspect of risk management and sustainability that has captured our attention and that of our many stakeholders in recent years," said Huntsman Corporate Sustainability Officer
This is Huntsman's fifth sustainability report since launching its corporate sustainability initiative in 2010.
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the
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