Production optimization

Constantly finding new way to optimize our manufacturing processes

Our products’ quality, safety, innovation, and overall sustainability attributes are a reflection of our research capabilities, business acumen and capacity to translate such vital concepts onto the manufacturing plants. 

Our Group is constantly finding new ways to optimize our production processes while maintaining our products quality and market competitiveness. Using the latest technologies available to gather and measure quality data for analysis, measuring, action planning and ultimately decision-making is how we approach our optimization strategies.

we are. Sustainable Supply Chain management

We commit ourselves to be real promoters of change by helping to design a new idea of reliable, safe and responsible value.  Our global operations are supported by our sustainable supply chain commitments; sustainability of the supply chain is in fact an integral part of our risk management.

A reliable and engaged Supply Chain is a key aspect of operating responsibly and safely in our business. It is therefore of utmost importance for us to source our raw materials, products, assets and services from suppliers who share our values and principles for doing business. We expect our suppliers to share the principles expressed in this Suppliers Code of Conduct through the “3P” approach: People, Planet and Prosperity.  We plan to conduct regular reviews based on sustainability risk assessments either by third-party evaluation or by on-site audits. Should a supplier fail to uphold any aspect of our Supplier Code of Conduct, we will develop corrective actions together with the relevant supplier to ensure that the same observes these standards in the future.

Our supply chain, as with most of our chemicals sector, features large amounts of raw materials and suppliers due to the number and complexity of products tailored for numerous and varied industries and applications. The constant volatility of the demand for materials significantly influences the supply chain management.  

Total weight of materials used to produce and package primary products

Understanding the footprint of our operations in terms of materials used and their renewability is critical to manage its impact.  In 2022, the total weight of renewable materials used to produce and package primary products grew by 12% vs. 2021 while our overall material renewability ratios stayed roughly the same as prior year.

Type of material 2022 2021 2022 vs. 2021
Raw Materials (tonnes) 196.529 195.071 1%
of which renewable (tonnes) 51.108 45.445 12%
Packaging Materials (k units) 4.254 4.286 -1%
of which renewable (k units) 212 213 0%

Materials renewability ratios

Our share of recycled input materials increased slightly in the petrochemical downstream output by 0,4% vs. 2021 while our oleochemical output and packaging categories decreased very slightly by -0,1% on both categories.

Materials Renewability Ratios 2022 2021
Total materials used (tonnes) 196.529 100% 195.071 100%
Total non-renewable materials used (tonnes) 145.421 74% 149.626 77%
Total renewable materials used (tonnes) 51.108 26% 45.445 23%
Total packaging used (k units) 4.254 100% 4.286 100%
Total non-renewable packaging used (k units) 4.042 95% 4.073 95%
Total renewable packaging used (k units) 212 5% 213 5%
% of recycled input materials used to manufacture primary products
Type of material 2022 2021 2022 vs. 2021
Petrochemical Downstream Output 1,9% 1,5% 0,4%
Oleochemical Downstream Output 0,5% 0,6% -0,1%
Packaging Recycled 0,6% 0,7% -0,1%