24 March 2023

Leather chemicals producer Stahl has published its 2022 environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) report, outlining its sustainable development ambitions and highlighting its achievements over the last year, reports Leatherbiz.



Achievements in the year include a 3% reduction in CO2e for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, compared to the 2021 values, and progress continues with Life Cycle Assessments with data now available for 160 products. The report also highlighted that 73% of sales revenue was realised through ZDHC level 3 products.

The company also improved on its 2021 Ecovadis Gold rating, being awarded a platinum medal in 2022, putting them in the top 1% of companies assessed by the Paris-based evidence-based assessment platform that reviews the performance of organisations in meeting sustainability targets.

As part of their road map to 2030, the company also established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) steering committee to strengthen these aspects across the business.

On presenting the report, Stahl’s chief executive, Maarten Heijbroek, said: “2022 was indeed a year of excellent progress towards our ESG roadmap targets for 2023 and 2030.”

He added that improvements couldn’t come at a better time as Stahl was now introducing a new purpose, “Touching lives for a better world, because a safer and healthier world is the ultimate goal”.

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