FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 2, 2014 -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today published its 2013 Sustainability Report titled, “Common Bonds.” It is available for download from http://www.huntsman.com/corporate/a/Sustainability/Reports.
“The term ‘common bonds’ has a dual meaning when it comes to our commitment to being a sustainable chemical company,” said Ron Gerrard, Corporate Sustainability Officer. “In chemistry, common bonds are created when atoms connect to create molecules. For Huntsman, the interests we share with our stakeholders form common bonds that help us create a sustainable business and meet the needs of our associates, customers, communities and shareholders.”
The 2013 sustainability report shares how Huntsman is addressing the interests we share in common with our stakeholders to manage our use of natural resources, develop products that minimize EHS impacts throughout their life cycles, reduce waste and emissions, engage with the communities where we operate, and ensure the safety and security of our associates and neighbors.
“This is our fourth sustainability report,” Gerrard added. “In previous reports, we focused on the markets we supply with our sustainable chemical solutions, our business units and how each is addressing society’s needs for sustainability, and several of our innovations to meet those needs. In this 2013 report, we look at some of the ways we address risk to ensure we are a sustainable business partner to our many different stakeholders for the years to come.”
Huntsman is reporting on 10 key metrics from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainabili
ty Reporting Guidelines for 2013. Our report generally conforms to GRI 3.1 guidelines.
“Common Bonds” also includes Huntsman’s Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC.)
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and TiO2 businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such tra
nsactions will be completed or that the company’s expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.
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Anne M. Knisely, APR