Supply

Huntsman sources an extensive range of raw materials from many different suppliers across the globe. The supplier base is actively managed by our central and site-based purchasing teams. In order to ensure that products bought by Huntsman are of the highest standard and are packaged and transported to use safely, we apply ongoing checks of both potential and existing suppliers.

Suppliers are asked to complete our corporate regulatory questionnaires that form part of our Product EHS assessment for introduction of every new raw material or existing raw material from new suppliers used in the manufacturing of our products.


Main Considerations

What are the main product stewardship considerations at the Supply stage?

  • Are the supplier’s EHS and quality standards acceptable to Huntsman?
  • Is the supplier compliant with applicable regulations?
  • Are products labelled to identify hazards so that they can be used, handled, stored and transported safely?
  • What problems could arise with the use of this product?
    • Impurities that affect the process
    • Handling difficulties—different physical properties
    • Unsuitable packaging
    • Different reactivity to normal supply
The Product Life Cycle
Looking at each stage of the product life cycle, in turn, the importance of product stewardship becomes even clearer.
Product Design & Development Supply Manufacture Storage, Packaging & Distribution Sale & Use of Chemicals Consumer Use of Products Recycling, Reuse or Disposal
Product Design & Development
Supply
Manufacture
Storage, Packaging & Distribution
Sale & Use of Chemicals
Consumer Use of Products
Recycling, Reuse or Disposal