At Ashland, we are innovating with a conscience for the future.

This includes measuring and monitoring the environmental, social and ethical performances of our suppliers; maintaining a Responsible Care® management system to ensure that all operations achieve and maintain a high level of environmental, health, safety and security performance; and rethinking chemistry to help our customers formulate more sustainably, with future generations in mind.

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We are passionate about solving in ways that improve our customers’ products and processes while reducing our environmental impact, preserving the world’s natural resources and enhancing the quality of life within the communities in which we operate.

Supporting the Trend toward Plant-Based Foods while Incorporating Circular Economy Practices

To address the need to efficiently and effectively feed a growing global population, as well as help fight climate change, conserve land and water use and improve food security, the United Nations has recommended decreasing global meat consumption. Ashland has developed an innovative plant-based, meat-alternative food product to help address global food needs. Benecel™ MX modified cellulose (methylcellulose) is a cellulose-based product specially formulated for meat-alternative and vegetable-based applications.

American Chemistry Council recognizes Ashland with a 2020 sustainability leadership award for environmental protection and circularity

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has recognized Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) with a sustainability leadership award for environmental protection and circularity. The award was presented during the ACC Annual Meeting held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashland Receives Four Habitat Conservation Certifications®

Ashland was recognized for contributions to environmental conservation and wildlife habitat preservation by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).

At the 2019 WHC Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Ashland received four Conservation Certifications®. WHC’s certification program recognizes commendable wildlife habitat management and environmental educational program at individual sites. It also provides third-party credibility and an objective evaluation to help companies demonstrate a voluntary long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education, and community outreach initiatives.

Ashland wins 2019 Sustainable Beauty Award

Ashland has won the Best Sustainable Ingredient award for Cb2 Skin™ biofunctional at the Sustainable Beauty Awards, concurrent with the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Cb2 Skin™ biofunctional is an innovative alternative to cannabis derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil or hemp oil. Sourced from a fully integrated and sustainable farm in Columbia, this patchouli-derived cb2 activator is associated with skin calming, soothing benefits, and greater skin comfort when skin is exposed to stress.

Ashland's Merry Hill facility to receive the 2019 SOCMA sustainability award

Ashland's Merry Hill facility is being recognized for its tremendous efforts and unique approaches to sustainability practices as part of the association's 2019 Performance Improvement Awards program during SOCMA Week, December 4-6, in New Orleans. Ashland's Merry Hill facility is being recognized for the outstanding job it has done in developing processes and reimagining resources to safeguard the environment. Ashland's Merry Hill plant used unique processes included in its sustainability program. The facility utilizes an air emission data system that captures real-time information tied to process transactions. The facility also is reimagining resources by returning nutrients that are left unused back to the earth to maintain and enhance nutrient rich fields to sustain harvest yields. The Merry Hill site achieved a 100 percent waste diversion rate, which reduces the need for additional fertilizers to be applied to the field. This reduction in fertilizer also decreases the likelihood of non-point source pollution in the form of field run off.