Environmental, Safety and Health Policy For A. Schulman

As a global socially responsible corporate citizen, we will conduct our business in accordance with the applicable legal and ethical standards. We strive to contribute to sustainable economic development and environmental protection while seeking to improve the quality of life for our associates, contractors, visitors, families, communities and society in general. We want our associates to have a work environment where they are safe and secure, are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the Company’s environmental, safety and health initiatives and are also encouraged to report accidents, near misses and any concerns with the application of our EHS Policy.  


To that end, we shall:  

  1. Comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations as well as A. Schulman’s global EHS standards for all locations. 
  2. Establish environmental, health and safety management systems based upon recognized standards and set company-wide goals and objectives that seek to continually improve performance and check effectiveness and relevancy of actions taken, prevent injury and occupational illness, reduce our life environmental footprint, and increase the sustainability of our materials, operations and products. 
  3. Integrate environmental, health and safety considerations into all key business decisions – including the design, production, distribution, and support of our products and services. 
  4. Ensure that our products are safe in the manner in which they are sold and work with suppliers and customers to promote responsible and sustainable use throughout their life cycle. 
  5. Strive to reduce our environmental impact and conserve natural resources by minimizing waste, water usage, and air and greenhouse gas emissions while reusing and recycling materials and responsibly managing energy use through the life cycle of our products. 
  6. Encourage and educate all associates to take personal accountability and share ideas for protecting the environment and creating a safe and healthy workplace. This shall include zero tolerance for any retaliation by any member of the organization toward any associate who reports accidents, near misses, and/or violations of this EHS Policy. 


Meeting these objectives is a primary management value and the collective and individual responsibility of all A. Schulman associates globally. 


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