Together for Sustainability (TfS) is very pleased to announce that allnex, a leading producer of coating resins and additives, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, IMCD Group, a Dutch formulator and distributor of specialty chemicals, and Lonza Group, a Swiss-based global manufacturing partner to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nutrition sectors, have joined the TfS initiative for sustainable supply chains. The TfS member company count is now 40. The increase of membership confirms TfS’ leadership position with regard to driving and delivering sustainability through the chemical industry’s supply chains. Against the backdrop of the climate challenge and growing regulatory requirements, TfS offers the chemical industry innovative solutions to make supply chains a key contributor to the overall corporate’s sustainability performance.
President, Together for Sustainability
“I am very proud to welcome allnex, IMCD Group, and Lonza to the TfS family, bringing the TfS membership to 40 companies. Together and with our strategic partners we continue to expand our reach and increase our impact on the sustainability performance in chemical supply chains around the world. Given the regulatory landscape, climate challenges, and market conditions, the need for sustainable businesses only intensifies. TfS is the crucial enabler to make supply chains and businesses at large more sustainable and resilient, and contribute to developing a better world.”
“We are very proud and excited to join the TfS family, a circle of industry partners united by one common goal: to address industry challenges and make sustainable improvements along the entire value chain. Participation in TfS allows allnex to strengthen its supplier sustainability activities and, together with our partners, shape the future of the chemical industry for all nex(t) generations.”
Chief Operating Officer, IMCD
“Creating a more sustainable future not only for our business partners but for society, is one of our ambitions as a leading speciality chemicals distribution partner. By joining Together for Sustainability, we reaffirm our commitment to improve our sustainability practices within our operations and the operations of our suppliers. Together with our supply and customer partners, we will continue to seek new ways to reduce our environmental footprint by offering products and solutions that contribute to a better society.”
Geert Van Acker
Head of Global Procurement, Lonza
“As a global strategic partner to the healthcare industry, the procurement and handling of chemicals is critical to our supply chain. We are focused on enabling a healthier world by supporting customers to bring medical treatments to life, and by building sustainability into the heart of our business model. By becoming a member of the TfS initiative, we can now unlock greater insight into sustainability performance across our supply chain, alongside trusted tools to accelerate the pace of change.”
By Together for Sustainability, Press Release
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