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Approach to Sustainability

At Univar, we believe that use of the precautionary principle is a key directive of responsible environmental and social governance and is an important factor in the journey towards a more sustainable future.

We demonstrate this commitment through our global sustainability goals, which help us focus on reducing our contribution to global climate change while addressing remediation.

Commitment to Sustainability

In 2018, we became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, reaffirming our ongoing commitments to responsible business.

We continue to implement the principles set out in our Global Sustainability Policy, working together in the spirit of our One Univar Guiding Principle to minimize environmental impacts and promote resource conservation.

To ensure that Univar maintains its course on the journey towards a more sustainable future it is crucial that our efforts remain material and allow us to deliver value to all stakeholders.

To achieve this we have goals focused on addressing six key areas of responsibility, which are summarized in our Goals to 2021.


And because we are Univar, we do everything safely and with integrity.