Our Commitments

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Huntsman’s mission is to provide products and solutions through the application of science that enrich lives and help create a sustainable future, while doing no harm to people or the environment. Our policy is to place care for human health, safety and the environment at the forefront of everything we do.

Read our EHS Policy and Commitment

Responsible Care®

Pioneering our industry’s progress in sustainability

Huntsman has been a leader in chemical manufacturing for decades. We’re a founding member of Responsible Care®, the industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. This program helps member companies elevate the safety of their employees, support local communities and protect the environment all while enhancing performance.

Championing a worldwide movement

Championed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), Responsible Care® is licensed by ICCA to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and other national chemical associations. ACC represents U.S. companies in the chemical industry, including Huntsman. Our CEO Peter Huntsman is a board officer for ACC. We’re proud to help promote chemistry’s role in making global manufacturing more sustainable and in encouraging innovations that make the world a better and safer place.

Our leadership in sustainability extends even further through our partnerships with the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the Indian Chemistry Council (ICC) and the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF).

Product Stewardship

Safer products, better business, everyone’s responsibility

At Huntsman, product stewardship is an integrated process for identifying, managing and minimizing the environmental, health and safety impacts at every stage of a product’s life cycle. Our commitment to safer and sustainable products enhances public confidence, keeps our customers and consumers safe, and ensures our reputation as a responsible and sustainable company.

Huntsman safety data sheets (SDSs) are available in multiple languages and accessible to all registered Huntsman customers on Huntsman’s online service portal. We offer our customers training on Huntsman’s product stewardship as well as in-depth training on safety data sheets, regulatory compliance and safe use of products in customer applications.

Customers can access product safety information through multiple channels, including:

  • Sales contacts
  • Division-specific online service portals, such as Texnet for Textile Effects
  • Contact links on Huntsman.com
    • Use the drop-down in “Type” to submit the SDS request for each division

Huntsman associates are trained on product safety relevant to their roles and responsibilities. Designated product stewards are equipped to train associates, customers, distributors and transporters.

Product Safety Summaries

As part of our commitment to product stewardship, we publish product safety summaries that provide a general description of certain chemical substances. Publishing product safety summaries is one of the targets set forth in our Horizon 2025 strategy for environment, health, and safety, which is aligned with the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. The product safety summaries are not intended to replace the information included on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), Product Safety Label, and other safe use and handling literature for the chemical substances. We also support the ACC's publication of product safety information on its website, www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org.

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Aminoethylethanolamine

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Aminoethylpiperazine

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Aniline

Huntsman Product Safety Summary – Bisphenol-A-Based Epoxy Resin – Semi-Solid

Huntsman Product Safety Summary – Bisphenol-A-Based Epoxy Resin – Solid

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Bisphenol-A-Based Liquid Epoxy Resins

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Ethyleneamines

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Maleic Anhydride

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - MDI

Huntsman Product Safety Summary - Reactive Blue 049

Understand our commitment to the UNGC

As a 2011 signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we support the UNGC's Ten Principles – which cover human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption – as well as the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We work to align our corporate policies, procedures and guidance documents with the Ten Principles, which we see as complementary to our own business values and goals, and strive to incorporate the SDGs in our product planning to progress Huntsman's contribution to a more sustainable society.

View Huntsman's UNGC Communication on Progress 2020 (PDF)

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations has a sustainable development agenda for 2030 that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets supporting those goals. We believe the chemical industry has a key role to play in progressing the SDGs and creating solutions for a sustainable future.