Sustainability for the chemicals industry

Sustainability for the chemicals industry

Comprehensive sustainability and ESG solutions

The chemical sector, known as 'the industry of industries' due to its position at the top of the value chain, is uniquely placed to lead the way on sustainable business practices.

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Pressure from stakeholders across this value chain has seen an ever-increasing spotlight placed on chemical businesses to, not only have tangible sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) targets, but credible business transition plans that outline how those targets will be met.

In addition, there are now expectations of ongoing monitoring and progress reports against these plans, which provides an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to driving sustainable outcomes.

Our consultants can help you no matter where you are on your sustainability journey. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help organisations in the chemical sector to achieve an effective, forward-thinking and sustainable way to do business.

Helping you to get ahead in the market

We help our clients differentiate themselves in the market by developing sustainability strategies that reduce risk and build long-term organisational and supply chain resilience. Our support goes far beyond compliance and can help to position you as a sustainability leader with robust plans and effective actions that satisfy the demands of investors, regulators, clients, consumers and employees.

Understanding the commercial pressures our chemical clients are under, Ricardo’s experts keep a firm commercial lens over any sustainability  recommendations, ensuring costs are carefully considered in the context of each business's unique commercial drivers and situation.


Bespoke sustainability support for the chemical sector

Expectations of chemical businesses are high – not only do they have to decarbonise alongside other industries, but they also need to transition to products that are Safe and Sustainable by Design and in line with best practice such as the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) initiative, reducing environmental toxicological risks as well as supporting a circular and low carbon economy.

Ricardo is uniquely positioned to support the chemical sector with all aspects of sustainability. The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), Ricardo’s chemical experts, provide in-depth knowledge of the sector including expertise in environmental chemistry and toxicology, chemical regulations and responsible product stewardship. Ricardo’s carbon management and circular economy teams can help with net zero ambitions, renewable energy options, life cycle assessment tools, sustainability reporting, sustainable packaging, sustainable procurement and more.

Our multidisciplinary teams of consultants provide bespoke support that is tailored to your needs. We offer trusted, independent advice, based on robust data, tools and processes  using the latest methodologies and scientific research, to help you set, achieve and communicate your sustainability goals.

Please get in touch using the form on this page to discover more about how Ricardo can help your organisation.


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