Taking accountability. Leading with sustainability.

At Univar Solutions, we're committed to creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.

Taking accountability. Leading with sustainability.

At Univar Solutions, we're committed to creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.

As a global leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, we take our Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) responsibilities seriously, and:

Employ environmentally conscious protocols and technologies

Encourage community engagement

Establish practices and partnerships with integrity

Safely source, use, and handle resources

Foster inclusive and diverse workplaces

Understand the lasting impact of our products and services

Focus Area


Explore how we are protecting the planet by managing energy and emissions, and handling resources responsibly.

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Learn how we are serving our people, keeping our communities safe, and guaranteeing healthy and happy employees.

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See how we are cultivating an accountable culture and determining the practices and partnerships that align to our business values.

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2025 Goals

In an effort to drive meaningful change and show our continuous commitment, we've outlined a new set of ESG sustainability goals. 
These ambitious standards will allow us to better serve our customers, employees, and partners today, so that together, we can shape a better tomorrow. 

Climate Action

Implement technology, processes, and culture to support our sustainability journey.

Reach 20% absolute reduction in CO2e emissions by 2025, and 40% by 2030

Achieve net-zero direct emissions by 2050


Keep our employees, vendors, and customers safe at work

By 2025, reduce TCIR by 20%

Achieve 100% alignment by and utilization on our global safety program by 2025

Resource Use

Embed the principles of circularity and operational excellence.

Reduce hazardous waste and water waste by 15% by 2025

Triple non-hazardous waste recycling rates by 2025

Introduce sustainble water use at all high-risk sites

Release Prevention

Support the responsible handling of materials across our operations and supply chain.

Reduce significant chemical releases by 40% by 2025

Sustainable Sourcing

Drive improved sustainability performance and minimum standards across our diverse supplier base.

By 2023, get 100% of active suppliers to agree to our Code of Conduct

Assess 80% of suppliers on their sustainability performance (by spend) by 2025

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Increase representation across the organization and encourage employees to lead with their authentic selves.

Maintain a 100% score on the Cortporate Equality Index, and at least a 78% score on the Employee Engagement Diversity & Inclusion Index

Increase female representation and ethnic diversity at the people leader level (and above) by 2025

Sustainable Solutions

Leverage sustainable products, services, and practices.

Develop sustainable characteristics for all products

Communicate the key sustainability impacts for non-product-related services

Offer circular packaging solutions for all suitable products

Community Engagement

Demonstrate our committment to local communities

Make charitable contributions through the Univar Solutions Foundation (or other similar means)

Establish employee volunteer hour contributions, and company matching gift contributions