Chemical Week sustainability awards shortlist revealed

18:49 PM | October 2, 2020 | Chemical Week

The finalists for Chemical Week’s inaugural Sustainability Awards have been revealed. Around 75 entries were received for the three categories. Each application was scored by a panel of 10 judges with 15 judges in total.

We received strong applications for each category, with the Best Sustainable Product category generating particular interest. Going through the applications, we came across excellent examples of how companies are incorporating sustainability into operations, product development, and strategic planning, underscoring the importance of the topic for the industry’s future. This includes the increased use of biobased raw materials; ambitious and innovative chemical recycling technologies; stringent standards around sustainability reporting; and a growing awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

More details will be provided in our event preview to be published on 19 October on what helped them make it onto the list. Winners will be announced at Chemical Week’s Financial Outlook & Sustainability Forum, to be held online on 18–19 November.

The finalists are:
Best Sustainable Product
  • Dow Europe GmbH (Renuva)
  • Dow Chemical (SunSpheres)
  • Eastman (Carbon renewal technology)
  • Nova Chemicals (Biaxially oriented polyethylene)
  • Reliance Industries (R Elan GreenGold)
  • DuPont (Sorona)
Best Sustainable Initiative
  • Braskem SA (Biobased PE)
  • Diversey (Soap for Hope)
  • Dow Chemical (Waste management and circular economy models)
  • Genomatica (Bio-BDO)
  • Reliance Industries (Offgas recovery)
  • Shell Chemicals (Circular economy)
  • UBQ Materials (Trash conversion technology)
Best Sustainability Program
  • Croda
  • Dow Chemical
  • FMC Corporation
  • Ineos Styrolution
  • Nova Chemicals
  • Royal DSM
  • Wacker Chemie