Perstorp Announced New Toxicity Targets to Safeguard Health and Environment

Date: 23/09/2022
Categories: Sustainability
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The two new 2030 sustainability targets for (eco) toxicity of Perstorp will support the transformation towards a circular society.

Perstorp has announced that it intends to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its products by releasing two new 2030 sustainability targets for (eco) toxicity, in order to safeguard both human health and the environment.

The company has the long-term ambition of becoming Finite Material Neutral, so the new targets will cover the areas with the largest impact. Perstorp has then set the following targets:

  • No chemicals of concern should reach the consumer or professional market;
  • Newly developed products should be safe and sustainable by design.

The 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. In addition, they will also support the transformation towards a circular society as chemicals with lower toxicity enable circularity by being easier to process and recycle.

“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. 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,” has stated Christoffer Paulsson, the vice-president of Regulatory Affairs.

The new targets are aligned with the zero-pollution ambition of the European Union in the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment, the EU’s taxonomy regulation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6 and 12.

“Developing and implementing these targets is an important step for us to take in order to solidify our position as a sustainable solutions provider. 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,” has added Anna Berggren, the vice-president for Sustainability.

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