Our sustainability strategy

As a global supplier of high-performance industrial resins and materials, our innovative products help our customers optimize their production processes while reducing resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to achieving net zero for our own emissions (Scope 1+2) by 2050 and are continuously working to reduce our environmental footprint, for example by implementing closed water loops.

Our strategy covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and governance. In these areas, we have identified the action fields where we as ASK Chemicals can have the greatest impact ( see sustainability wheel).

Ecological footprint

As a chemical industry company, we see our most relevant contribution in the area of environment – with regard to both our own ecological footprint as well as that of our customers. Here we can build on extensive experience as well as the significant improvements we have already achieved.

Sustainability and economic performance complement each other: ASK Chemicals’ focus on sustainability is closely linked to efficiency, as efficient chemicals and materials make a significant contribution to reducing resources and emissions. Our company's R&D focus is on developing solutions that increase efficiency, reduce process costs and minimize environmental impacts.

Further leverage is provided by the development of solutions that deliver comparable or better performance than standard products with lower input quantities. For example, the products of our ECOCURETM BLUE line, including the latest cold box binder generation ECOCURETM BLUE PRO, optimize casting properties while reducing binder and amine consumption, which has a positive impact on efficiency (also cost wise) and the environment, mainly by significantly reducing VOC emissions during the foundry process.

Our continuous efforts are also reflected in our Ecovadis rating, where we were able to achieve a medal rank for the first time.

Corporate social responsibility

As a responsible employer and member of a diverse society, we have set ourselves the goal of actively promoting diversity in our company worldwide.
We provide fair and safe working conditions at all our plants around the globe. We safeguard the long-term success of our company by being an attractive employer for both current and future new employees.

Responsible corporate governance

As a globally operating company, responsible corporate governance forms the foundation of our business practices. We consider integrity and compliance to be core values. Therefore, at the beginning of 2023 we introduced mandatory compliance trainings for topics such as anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-trust. We have set ourselves the goal to reach 100% of all ASK Chemicals employees globally. Since we are committed to conduct our business according to the highest legal, ethical and moral standards, we also expect our business partners to operate their businesses with professionalism and integrity, share our social and environmental values, and acknowledge our quality and safety culture.