In 2018, Ashland named a vice president of Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) and Sustainability and the company formalized a global Sustainability Council. The council is comprised of a cross-functional, cross-regional group of leaders and encompasses all Ashland business units. These solvers meet monthly to drive progress and accountability in terms of the company’s environmental, social, and ethical performance. The council develops plans and monitors progress towards Ashland’s environmental, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility goals. Additionally, the council is focusing on increasing external communication of Ashland’s sustainability efforts within three major categories: sustainable sourcing, sustainable operations, and sustainable solutions.