Environmental Stewardship

As a worldwide enterprise, Ashland operates in a number of different environments around the world. To minimize the impact of our operations and products, we have implemented environmental, health and safety management systems through our Responsible Care® program to ensure that all Ashland operations achieve and maintain a high level of EHS performance. Our goals, which are embodied in our Responsible Care® policy, include:

Operate with zero incidents.

We believe that all injuries, occupational illnesses and incidents are preventable, and we are committed to operating with a zero-incident culture. Our culture engages all employees and promotes off-the-job-safety and environmental stewardship for our employees and their families. We design, build and operate our facilities to be safe, secure and protective of the environment and the local community.

Ensure compliance.

We are committed to ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, health, safety and security laws, regulations, technical specifications and internal standards, while adhering to high ethical standards.

Reduce environmental, health, safety, and security impact.

We are committed to continuously improving our processes and to providing products and services that throughout their life-cycles involve minimum risk to people and the environment, while best meeting the needs of our customers. We are committed to the continual reduction in impact of our operations and products in support of global sustainability efforts. We strive to eliminate or reduce emissions, discharges and wastes from our operations and to promote energy efficiency and resource conservation throughout the value chain.