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Goals to 2021

In 2017, we established global sustainability goals around six of our key areas of responsibility. These goals mark a step forward in our journey to a more sustainable future, ensuring greater transparency, accountability and measurability of our actions against our material topics.

Our goals listed below run to 2021, with performance evaluated through our specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound objectives. The baseline for our goals is from our 2016 reporting year, in which we achieved greater confidence in our data across all of our regions.


Energy & Emissions Resource Use Responsible Handling
Energy & Emissions
Minimize Univar’s environmental impact by reducing energy usage and associated emissions.
Resource Use
Reduce resource consumption of operations while delivering business growth.
Responsible Handling
Protect our people, communities, and environment by leading a “Zero Release” culture to minimize major releases.
Safety Sustainable Supply Chain Equality & Diversity
Continuously improve Univar’s proud safety record, protecting our workforce and demonstrating we are Serious about Safety.
Sustainable Supply Chain
Lead on transparency in the supply chain as we responsibly manage and influence the environmental and social impacts of our suppliers.
Equality & Diversity
Demonstrate Univar’s commitment to providing equal opportunities to all employees, through training, education and reporting.


We will continue to monitor and review our progress against our goals through 2021, developing them as appropriate to ensure they continue to be material to our operational impacts as well as the demands of our stakeholders.

For details on our measurement of these goals and our progress against them, visit our 2017 Sustainability Report.