Hexion Inc has published its 2020 Sustainability Report focusing on safety, efficiency, sustainability and social responsibility.  

According to the company, its Occupational Illness and Injuries Rate (OIIR) dropped to 0.45 in 2020, the lowest rate recorded in the company’s history. Hexion has also focused on new products with sustainable attributes, such as its recently-launched ArmorBuilt fire resistant wrap, a new product which greatly improves fire protection when applied to a substrate, such as wood utility poles.  

In November 2020, Hexion appointed Karen M Fowler as its first director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

For 2021, the company plans to focus on minimizing climate change, developing innovative sustainable products, improving worker safety/well-being, reducing spills and releases and maintaining product stewardship.

‘In a year that saw Hexion post its best safety and environmental performance in its history, as well as introduce formal sustainability goals, our company made significant progress and pulled together like never before in 2020 to advance our strategic sustainability initiatives,’ said Craig Rogerson, CEO. ‘The introduction of formal sustainability goals in 2020 also strengthened our commitment to sustainable growth and delivering on our strategic approach of ‘Responsible Chemistry,’ which includes collectively supporting our associates.’

 The report can be found here.

This story uses material from Hexion, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.