Sustainability Needs Accountability

Huntsman is proud to be a signatory to the UN Global Compact
Feb 13, 2014 9:00 AM ET

While reducing the impact on the environment and supporting local communities are vital pillars of Huntsman’s approach to sustainability, we also focus considerable effort ensuring that we conduct business ethically and responsibly across the globe. That means we pay fair wages, protect workers’ rights and uphold human rights. It also means that we do not tolerate discrimination or participate in corruption or bribery in any aspect of our business, including among our suppliers and customers.

To underscore our sustainability commitment, we signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2011. The UNGC’s Ten Principles provide a framework for addressing some of the pressing issues facing our world. Our Business Conduct Guidelines (BCG), which outline how each of our 12,000 employees all over the world should conduct themselves, serve to align our corporate policies and management systems with the Ten Principles.  We published our BCG in 25 languages and employees receive regular training on ethical business practices.

We use our annual Sustainability Report to communicate our progress to the UNGC. Because, at the end of the day, sustainability needs accountability.

You can view our Sustainability Report (link) and our Business Conduct Guidelines (link) on our website. And, as always, you can follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.