Materials provider Perstorp says it is further strengthening its commitment towards significantly reducing its environmental impact by releasing two new 2030 sustainability targets for (eco) toxicity. The targets intend to ensure that no chemicals of concern reach the consumer or professional market, and that newly developed products are safe and sustainable by design.
In order to reach the long term ambition of becoming Finite Material Neutral, Perstorp is setting 2030 sustainability targets for the areas with the largest impact. Targets have now been set for (eco) toxicity, which aims to safeguard both human health and the environment. Perstorp’s new targets are aligned with the EU’s zero pollution ambition in the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment, the EU’s taxonomy regulation and they support the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6 and 12.
Perstorp has set the following (eco) toxic impact targets for 2030:
- No chemicals of concern should reach the consumer or professional market
- Newly developed products should be safe and sustainable by design
The above targets will promote safe use of all chemicals put on the market throughout the value chain, and drive the development of minimising the hazard in the product portfolio. The toxicity targets will also drive the transformation towards a circular society as chemicals with lower toxicity enable circularity by being easier to process and recycle. Thus, adopting the (eco) toxic impact targets is an important part of contributing to the chemical industry’s sustainable transformation.
“Our new (eco) toxic targets demonstrate our commitment to reducing impact on humans and the environment, and they make our position on toxicity clear to our customers as well as end-customers and consumers,” says Christoffer Paulsson, Vice President Regulatory Affairs. “The targets are now being implemented and will help guide us to establish a more stringent testing, screening and reviewing processes for our products – both existing products and those under development.”
“Developing and implementing these targets is an important step for us to take in order to solidify our position as a sustainable solutions provider”, says Anna Berggren, Vice President Sustainability. “It shows our commitment to transforming and reducing our own environmental impact, and ultimately it will also lead to safer and more sustainable end-products.”