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Our commitment to sustainable procurement

Azelis has committed to the principles of sustainable procurement through a global charter for the evaluation of our supply chain. We have conducted an internal risk assessment and we will continue working with our suppliers and principals in order to make sure the principles of CSR are respected throughout the entire supply chain.

Working together with our customers for a more sustainable future, we offer the right ingredients and demonstrate innovative formulations created and evaluated in our labs. To cater to the sustainable product demand of our customers, our application labs increasingly strive to offer sustainable innovations and concepts.

With our recent membership to TfS we are able to implement a strong due diligence procedure in our supply chain. Whilst EcoVadis assessments allow us to evaluate our principals and suppliers against CSR principles including social issues, environmental issues and governance practices, TfS provides the necessary infrastructure to organize on-site supplier audits against the same CSR principles. Through our supplier due diligence procedure, we reduce multiple risks for our customers: supply security, reputational risks and regulatory risks.

 

Ron Rosenberg
Group Technical Innovation Director

"To cater to the sustainable product demand of our customers, our application labs increasingly strive to offer sustainable innovations and concepts. By providing the right ingredients and demonstrating innovative formulations created and evaluated in our formulation labs, Azelis works together with its customers to make our future more sustainable."

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Azelis in Action

Formulating Waterborne Elastomeric Roof Coatings

Azelis develops multiple formulations for white elastomeric roof coatings. These contribute to energy conservation, extend building life, and protect the environment by using water rather than organic solvents. A challenge is to ensure that the coating adheres well to the many types of roofing material, to prevent rainwater leakage. Different formulations have been developed for different roofing materials. A recent development is our new Multi-Purpose Primer formulation, which will prepare almost any roofing material for coating with a common topcoat formulation.

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Replacing traditional solvents with sustainable alternatives

Within our Home Care market segment and together with some key partners, we developed sustainable solvents as an alternative to the traditional solvents readily used in the industry. The project consisted of testing, developing, and promoting alternatives in the marketplace. We used different means to reach our goal such as technical training, lab support, formulation support, and application kits, allowing us to successfully replace the traditional solvents with sustainable alternatives.

Read more Azelis in Action stories in our 2019 sustainability report.