essenscia launches Circular Procurement Network

essenscia CAN (“Circulair Aankopen Netwerk”) is essenscia’s Circular Procurement Network. It was established at the end of 2017 with the support of Circular Flanders as part of the Green Deal Circular Purchases of which essenscia vlaanderen is one of the facilitating organisations. The objective of essenscia CAN is to encourage companies from the chemical, plastics […]

Sustainable procurement at Solvay

Solvay is one of the six founding members of the sustainable supply chain initiative Together for Sustainability (TfS) and is actively pursuing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in procurement with TfS. The company has adopted a risk-based approach in selecting which of its suppliers should be assessed or audited. These suppliers may present a […]

Sustainable supply chains adding real business value to chemical operations

Successful businesses are inspired, guided and shaped by sustainability. Increased societal awareness of and sensitivity for issues such as human rights, child labor, and the effects of climate change imply companies must demonstrate transparency, responsibility and accountability for their actions. For the chemical industry, supply chain practices represent a major opportunity to improve a company’s […]

Value chain collaborations to realise the circular economy

The Circular Economy Package of the European Commission and its Plastic Strategy created a new drive for a more circular polymer economy, requiring new business models and enhancing value chain collaboration. The proven success of voluntary value chain collaborations such as Petcore Europe, representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993, and Vinylplus, […]

DETIC’s Charter for Responsible Advertising Cosmetics

The Belgian cosmetics industry is committed to working in line with the advertising code of DETIC, which has been extended to include a charter for responsible advertising and marketing communication. In doing so, the cosmetics industry recognises the importance of responsible advertising and marketing communication, which is essential to inform consumers about the characteristics of […]