Investing Toward Continuous Improvement

Building on Stepan’s firm commitment to legal and regulatory compliance, we look to bring further value and provide added assurance to our stakeholders. We report annually to the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) on our greenhouse gas emissions and water usage across our global facilities. We undergo assessments according to the EcoVadis and SEDEX frameworks each year, reporting on areas related to human and labor rights, responsible sourcing and ethical business practices. We are proud to be a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, with a commitment to drive positive change in our areas of impact.

All of Stepan’s global facilities are ISO 9001:2015 certified and our U.S. facilities conform to the ACC Responsible Care® program.  Other certifications held at various Stepan sites include the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFFCI), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), ISO 14001, and ISO 50001. Select sites have also supported Corporate Social Responsibility audits according to the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) and Together for Sustainability criteria. Through conformance with these and other frameworks, we aim to demonstrate best practices in our industry, identify opportunities for improvement and deliver benefit to our society and the environment.

EcoVadis Performance

Stepan ranks in the top 12% of those within our industry category and received a Silver level rating.   

UN Global Compact

Stepan is excited to be supporting progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  

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