Sustainable development and the contribution of the chemical and life sciences industry to a sustainable society are at the heart of essenscia’s mission. The sector is fully aware of its responsibilities ad recognizes the need to protect the environment and health of persons while offering safe and effective products and services.

The chemical industry is making major efforts to develop production processes with a view to sustainable development. It has made dramatic progress in the fields of environmental protection, energy efficiency, health and safety.
What is more, through the Responsible Care programme to which all the CEOs subscribe, the sector is committed to continuously improving its services in these fields. 

essenscia sustainable development report 2017

The report in a nutshell

This fifth sustainability report of the chemical, plastics and life sciences industry is exclusively available online on

The report illustrates, on the basis of many examples and good practices, the strong commitment of the industry towards the three most significant pillars of sustainable development: People, Planet and Prosperity. The chapter Products shows that the sector is constantly developing innovative products that bring solutions for the major global challenges our society is facing.

Furthermore, every indicator and initiative is linked to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations have put in place.





“Sustainable development is a development that meets our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.”

Gro Harlem Brundtland