The Baltic Sea, home of the sour herring, is heavily polluted, making the fatty fish loaded with hazardous chemicals.
While more investors are now actively considering how the transition to a low-carbon economy might impact the future performance of various companies, the potential risks associated with companies producing hazardous chemicals are still underestimated.
What is the Taxonomy? How does it work? And how on Earth is it connected to hazardous chemicals?
REACH has really helped keep the industry on its toes and stay healthy. In this situation it is only logical to up the dose even more to get an even better result, and by upping the dose we obviously mean to implement the Chemical Strategy as intended.
With the EU’s Green Deal, Chemical Strategy and sustainable finance regulation looming on the horizon, hazardous chemicals are set to play an even larger role in all kinds of sustainability issues. Despite this, they are often overlooked in investment decisions.
Corbion provided us with their self-evaluation according to the ChemScore criteria, and our verification confirmed that the company scored 43 points, which equals an A. That’s 14 (!) points more than the top-scoring company in ChemScore.
PRESS RELEASE: Chemical companies around the world are actively marketing their greener, more sustainable products, whilst holding back details on the mass production of hazardous chemicals, ChemSec’s ranking of chemical companies reveals today.
With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that the leaders and laggards of safer and greener chemicals align with the winners and losers on the stock market.
Most companies in the chemical industry seem to have been flying under the radar of most investors and divestment campaigns, at least in regard to toxic chemicals. Let’s see for how much longer.