Together for Sustainability Initiative Grows to 25 Members
26th February 2020
Azelis, Corteva and Sika to join global chemical industry initiative emphasizing sustainable supply chains
Together for Sustainability (TFS), a global, procurement-driven chemical industry initiative, has further increased its impact by adding Azelis, Corteva Agriscience and Sika as new members. The three enterprises nourish the list of current TFS member companies comprising AkzoNobel, Arkema, BASF, Bayer, Borealis, Brenntag, Clariant, Covestro, DSM, Eastman, Evonik, Henkel, ICL, IFF, Lanxess, Merck, Sanofi, Solvay, Syngenta, UPM, Wacker, and Wanhua.
The increase of the membership to 25 multinational chemical companies will strengthen TFS’ reach and increase its impact on the sustainability performance of the global chemical supply chains. TFS President Bertrand Conquéret said “I am very proud to welcome three new members to the TFS community. In line with our strategy, the arrival of new companies in the TFS initiative will deliver great additional impact to drive our shared mission of further improving the sustainability practices and processes of our chemical industry’s supplying companies. This will not only improve the sustainability performance of our suppliers, mature our member companies’ responsible sourcing programs but, most importantly, directly increase the sustainability impact in our supply chains.”
Given that the results of TFS Audits and TFS Assessments are shared among the TFS members, TFS creates efficiencies and leverages synergies between TFS member companies and their suppliers.
Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis group CEO, stated: “As a global distributor, it is our responsibility to be a positive catalyst for change across our network of principals and suppliers. Our commitment to sustainable procurement and sustainable product development needs to encourage global partners to join our journey towards being a global CSR benchmark. The TFS membership will enable us to parter with our suppliers even more effectively, all with the aim of jointly improving CSR standards in the chemical industry.”
Craig Reed, Chief Procurement Officer, Corteva Agriscience, said “We are delighted to be welcomed as a new TFS member. Our alignment with TFS and the members includes our commitment to elevate a global sustainable supply base with best-in-class goods and services and to seek and implement sustainability best practices globally by industry and category. The increased rigor and expectation placed on sustainability practices globally, provides procurement organizations everywhere with a new opportunity for connection with stakeholders and our supply base. The tools and benchmarks available through TFS will assist us to meet company sustainability targets.”
Marcos Vazquez, Head of Procurement Sika Group, confirms “Sustainability is a core element of our growth strategy and procurement plays a key role making sure we select and qualify our vendors according to the highest standards related to sustainability and quality. Joining TFS will allow Sika to exchange, learn and develop with its members best practices in sustainable procurement and to actively participate in the improvement of sustainability standards within the supply chains of the chemical industry."
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