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Azelis releases first sustainability report as a testimony of global sustainability efforts

03 August 2020 | News

Released first sustainability report as a testimony of its global sustainability efforts and actions

Photo Credit: Azelis

Photo Credit: Azelis

Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, on 3 August 2020 released its first sustainability report as a testimony of its global sustainability efforts and actions. With this sustainability report, Azelis covers its 2019 group-wide sustainability performance and demonstrates how its commitments to sustainability are put into action, by creating shared value with our innovative and sustainable products and having a positive impact on the communities around the globe.

Highlights & rationale

  • After its second and consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating and membership to Together for Sustainability as announced earlier this year, Azelis now releases its first sustainability report.
  • The company is convinced that only innovation and sustainable business can provide long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers, as well as considerable benefits to society.
  • Azelis’ strong focus on sustainability is in line with Azelis’ strategy to become the global benchmark for sustainability in the chemicals  and food ingredients distribution industry.

Being a global service provider focused on the development of innovative formulations, sustainability has always been part of Azelis' identity. Soon after initial commitments to Responsible Care® & Responsible Distribution®, Azelis laid the groundwork for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program in 2015, following the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.Azelis’ CSR program is based on the United Nations Global Compact initiative, ISO 26000 and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and is built on 25 KPIs within four main pillars: People, Sustainable procurement, Fair business practices and Resources & environment.

“After our second EcoVadis Gold rating and our membership to Together for Sustainability earlier this year, we are now excited to release our first sustainability report in which we bring Azelis’ global sustainability efforts to life. We hope that this report will influence and excite our partners about the ever-important sustainability journey, whilst also inspiring and exciting them about our transition to a sustainable business. We are confident that only a joint effort for more sustainable solutions will strengthen the relationships with our business partners who are equally responsible and equally dedicated, and will result in the preservation of resources for future generations.” says Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis Chief Executive Officer.

Sustainability is a key pillar of Azelis’ strategy, next to digitalization, and aspires to be the leading innovation service provider for the industries. Azelis is actively working towards the transition to a sustainable future by being a progressive employer that fosters equal opportunities and embraces diversity across its business; by creating innovative sustainable formulations in its labs; by ensuring the sustainable use of resources whilst continually reducing the environmental impact of its business; and by conducting its business in a responsible way.


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