For the third time running, we achieved the EcoVadis Gold Medal for our sustainability management system and performance. Achieving gold puts us in the top 7% of all companies rated in our sector globally.
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In 2021, our Performance Chemicals business received the prestigious Best Innovation Contributor Award at the 2021 Henkel Beauty Care event.
In 2021, we appointed Leslie Parrette as Non-Employee Director to our Board of Directors. Les has 14 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer in a private practice and 20 years subsequently serving as General Counsel for both public and private companies. He brings valuable skills in corporate law, governance and strategic planning which will be an asset as Innospec advances its growth strategy.
In 2021, we delivered 5,986 compliance training courses to all employees as part of our annual compliance training and certification program. This included courses on our Code of Conduct, Data Protection, Competition Law, Bribery Prevention, Corruption and Global Modern Slavery amongst others.
Innospec Cares is our global charitable giving and volunteering program that encourages employees to support and engage with our local communities. In 2021, the program entered its sixth year and celebrated the significant milestone of raising over $1million for 346 global community groups and charities since its launch in 2016.
2021 was the fifth year of our behavioral safety program, Journey to Zero Harm (JTZH) which builds on the excellent existing behavioral safety activities at our sites. The program sets out Innospec’s expectations in a clear and consistent message and provides the tools to help everyone focus efforts on achieving our goal of zero harm to people, environment and our assets.
Increasing the transparency of our palm supply chain helps us to highlight any differences and potential opportunities for improvement between our commitments and those of our suppliers.
Cyber security continues to be a threat for all businesses globally. It is vital for organizations to combat this threat by creating a risk-aware culture and protecting itself from cyber risks.
Innospec is proud to have supported the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) in launching three new classroom activities to promote science and technology to the next generation and encourage pupils to feel inspired and motivated towards a future career in such areas.
In line with our longstanding commitment to minimize our impact on the environment, for the second consecutive year we sourced 100% renewable electricity at all our manufacturing sites which has resulted in zero scope 2 emissions linked to electricity.
One of the ways that we recognize and reward good safety performance is through our Corporate Safety Awards and Certificates.
In 2021, we again took part in the CDP Supply Chain Disclosure Program. CDP is the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change, water and forest risk data. Through CDP customers and investors are better able to mitigate risk and make investment and procurement decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.