Sun Chemical, Parsippany, New Jersey, released the latest edition of its Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on the organization’s commitment to a sustainability strategy comprised of three key pillars: operations, products and services and collaborations. The latest report shows that Sun Chemical achieved its recent energy and water usage goals and outlines new initiatives for the company.
Under operations initiatives, it stated that it had a long-term strategic target to reduce CO2 levels by at least 50 percent by 2030, building on the company’s previous target of 30 percent, the reduction of water usage by 6 percent compared to 2019 and the reduction of overall waste sent to landfills by 6.5 percent compared to 2019.
For products and services, one of the initiatives was to develop products that decrease overall packaging and weight or waste, such as the water-based SunVisto® AquaSafe and sheetfed SunPak® DirectFood Plus direct-food-contact inks that enable packaging lightweighting by allowing for removal of protective film layers.
Under collaborations, the company stated that it is developing proof-of-concepts for collaborative industry projects that contribute to the enhancement of packaging sustainability and recycling, including monomaterial MDO-PE barrier flexible packaging with Elif.
The Sun Chemical sustainability report is available to customers and can be requested online at https://www.sunchemical.com/sustainability/.