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Azelis ‘Action 2025’ proposes sustainable growth strategies for chemicals and food industries

30 March 2021 | News

The Azelis sustainability program is based on the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) initiative, ISO 26000 and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Photo Credit: Freepik

Photo Credit: Freepik

Azelis, an innovation service provider, is excited to release its sustainability strategy, ‘Action 2025’, reinforcing its commitment to become the world-leading provider of sustainable solutions and services in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients distribution industry. Through its sustainability program and strategy, Azelis wants to turn the sustainability aspirations of its principals and customers into innovative sustainable solutions.

Highlights & rationale

  • Azelis’ sustainability commitments and efforts have further matured and are now crystalized into ‘Action 2025’, its new sustainability strategy.
  • With its strategy, Azelis aspires to become the world-leading distributor of sustainable solutions and services in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients distribution industry.
  • Together with digitalization and innovation, sustainability is a key strategic driver for Azelis’ future growth.

The Azelis sustainability program is based on the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) initiative, ISO 26000 and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The program consists of four pillars – each with goals and KPIs – and with every pillar Azelis also contributes to the selected United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • People – we will be recognized as a global employer of choice for our industry
  • Products and innovation – we will be the leader in distribution of sustainable, innovative and safe chemicals
  • Governance – we will be fair in business practices and compliant with all laws and regulations, embedding trust and ethics in the foundation of our operations
  • Environment – we will continually reduce the environmental impact of our operations

‘Action 2025’

In its ongoing transition to an even more sustainable business model, the company has redefined its sustainability strategy – based on the four pillars set out above – and set targets for 2025.  To reach these 2025 targets, Azelis will both be launching several new initiatives in the coming years and intensifying other initiatives which are already being implemented. 

‘Action 2025’ is based on learnings the company gathered from in-depth interviews with suppliers and customers, results and improvement suggestions from its EcoVadis assessment, input from Azelis business representatives, and the materiality assessment exercise Azelis performed last year in the context of its first sustainability report.  

To become a world-leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients distribution industry, Azelis has identified digitalization, innovation and sustainability as its growth drivers. Through Azelis’ connected solutions, the company is leading the way in customer engagement, whilst providing the digital insight that will drive new levels of chemical innovation. With its redefined sustainability strategy, Azelis is building a resilient, thriving and responsible business. Through these commitments, the company will meet the needs of its stakeholders, whilst also creating a positive and widespread impact on the environment and communities around the world. ‘Innovation through formulation’ is Azelis’ passion and promise to every colleague, customer and partner, as the company combines products, ingredients and ideas - providing the expertise that will always matter in our changing world. 

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