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2018-01-24

LANXESS Unveils 2018 with two CSR awards

Picture1: LANXESS received the “CSR Enterprise Award” at the 2nd China CSR Annual Summit

Recently, the world leading specialty chemical company LANXESS Greater China has harvested two CSR awards. On January 24, LANXESS received the “CSR Enterprise Award” at the 2nd China CSR Annual Summit. And a week ago, LANXESS just won the title of “Top Responsible Enterprise” in 2017 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Corporate Citizen Model List. LANXESS strives to combine safety, environmental protection, social responsibility and commercial efficiency in its business operations, and find the way to achieve sustainable development in China by carrying on a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

 

Ming Cheng Chien, CEO of LANXESS Greater China said: "It is a great honor for LANXESS to open the year 2018 with these significant awards. For LANXESS, corporate responsibility and sustainable actions reflect our pursuit of high quality in all aspects of our business operations. During the past 13 years, LANXESS China strived to fulfill its social responsibility by actively implementing environmental protection, sustainable supply chain, education support, product innovation and process optimization in a way that benefits both the enterprise and the society. In LANXESS,we call it 'Good for business, good for society' ”.
 

Environmental Responsibility - A Significant Reduction in Carbon Emissions

LANXESS has always followed high standards in product, process and technology. “Quality works” means not only our commitment to customers, but also to social responsibility. Improved technology and advanced process not only brings high quality products, but also can effectively reduce pollutant emissions and minimize impacts on the environment.

 

In December 2017, LANXESS announced that it will invest about EUR20 million to build a high performance plastics plant in Changzhou, to provide high-tech plastics for automotive, electrical and electronic industry. It is calculated that replacing traditional metal auto parts with high-performance plastics can effectively reduce the vehicle weight up to 50%. Moreover, fuel consumption will be decreased by 4% for every 50 kg vehicle weight reduction, and carbon dioxide emissions per hundred kilometers can be reduced by 0.5 kg.

 

Another example, the first sustainable pigment production process in China -- the patented "Ningbo Process" can recycle all by-products in LANXESS Ningbo site. For example, a special catalyst is used to convert nitrous oxide to air and water; the process meeting the highest international environmental standards will reduce energy demands of about 80%, thereby greatly lowering carbon dioxide equivalents in the production.

 

Promoting Stainable Development of Chemical Industry 


In 2011, LANXESS, together with another five chemical companies, launched the "Together for Sustainability" initiative. Through supplier assessment and training, the initiative helps suppliers improve their sustainable performance in the environment, products, processes and services, thus promoting sustainable and healthy development along the whole supply chain.

 

LANXESS and China Petroleum & Chemical Industry Federation(CPCIF) have jointly organized 5 HSE workshops since 2014, and built a platform for communication between the government and chemical industry parks and enterprises. In the workshops, participants share their sights on safety, sustainable and efficient solutions and production processes, and offer suggestions on sustainable transformation, contributing to the sustainable development of China’s chemical industry.

 

Support for Science Education

In 2008, LANXESS worked with Qingdao University of Science & Technology to establish a Research Center in Qingdao. In 2011, LANXESS signed a memorandum of understanding with Changzhou Vocational Institute of Engineering, and set up a vocational education and staff training base. In the last 13 years, LANXESS has provided scholarships for hundreds of college and high school students, and it has, for six years in a row, donated to left-behind students in Suichuan County, Jiangxi, one of the poor counties supported by the country. In 2016, it set up LANXESS Goodwill Primary School in Zhuxi Village, Zhutian Country, Suichuan County.

 

Since 2012, LANXESS has organized nine “Public Open Day” activities in its sites in Changzhou, Wuxi, Qingdao and Liyang, and invited nearly 2000 residents, students, professionals, volunteers and media representatives to visit LANXESS site. By organizing safety & chemical classes, plant visits and chemical experiment kits donating, LANXESS shares knowledge of environmental protection and safety with the public, so as to promote local ecological civilization construction and green development.

 

Since 2015, LANXESS has successfully held the “Clean Water for Better Life” College Students’ Water Resources Protection and Utilization Competition for three years in a row, supported for a total of 43 projects from 13 universities, including Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Wuhan University and Xiamen University and so on. 199 college students participating in, who were guided and encouraged by 23 LANXESS volunteers, have put forward creative ideas on coping with challenges in China’s water resources.

 

Employee Development

LANXESS is also committed to providing safe and positive work environment in all its offices and production sites worldwide, adhering to and encouraging the compliance of safety, environmental and social standards. With well-developed management system, LANXESS has established transparent and fair corporate system of association, making its management and employees worldwide pull together. Each employee can give play to its advantages, and has an opportunity to improve themselves. LANXESS also won the “Asia Best Employer Brand Awards 2016 – 7th Edition”, and was certified as a Top Employer China 2017&2018.

 

"China CSR Annual Summit" is organized by Jiemian under Shanghai United Media Group, with the purpose of finding the excellent companies who are willing to undertake social responsibilities and fulfill their social roles. The “Top Responsible Enterprise in China Petroleum and Chemical Industry” selection activity, organized by China Chemical Industry News and directed by China Petroleum & Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), has the same purpose.

 

About LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.7 billion in 2016 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

 

LANXESS China

On Jan. 31, 2005, LANXESS AG was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and its subsidiary LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially began operations. Today, LANXESS has 17 subsidiaries including 3 joint ventures, 9 production sites as well as 9 R&D centers with about 1,900 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

 

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