LANXESS “Open to Public Day” helps build eco-friendly cities

October 27, 2017, Shanghai – On October 27, 2017, the 13th China Brand "Golden Elephant Awards" ceremony was held in Shanghai, specialty chemicals company LANXESS won the "Best CSR Case" award with its “Open to Public Day” project at this year’s award ceremony.

"At the 19th CPC National Congress which was held recently, it is stressed that harmonious coexistence between mankind and nature, eco-friendliness and green development are longstanding strategies for the future growth of China. As a leading specialty chemicals company, LANXESS has been adhering to the paths of sustainable development and urbanization, which well echo China’s vision of building eco-friendly cities. Thus we are confident of our Company's future in China.” said Ming Cheng Chien, CEO of LANXESS Greater China.

Since 2012, LANXESS has held nine "Open to Public Day" events in Changzhou, Wuxi, Qingdao and Liyang production sites, nearly 2,000 residents, teachers and students, professionals, volunteers and media representatives were invited to visit LANXESS, to understand how LANXESS take the environmental responsibilities to promote eco-friendly as well as green development as a member of the chemical industry.

In June this year, nearly 400 teachers and students from Qingdao Fenyang Road Primary School and Liyang Nandu Junior Middle School visited LANXESS’ Qingdao and Liyang production sites respectively. They walked into the chemical company and observed the production processes, products and the disposal of waste gas, waste water and solid waste, to understand of how the modern chemical industry realizes harmonious coexistence with an eco-friendly society. LANXESS also introduced the visitors to practical safety knowledge and encouraged students to explore chemistry through activities such as safety classes, chemical classes, plant visits, donation of chemical experiment kits and scholarships.

LANXESS continues to develop environmentally friendly products and solutions that are committed to bringing quality to everyday life.

For example, LANXESS was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the seventh time in succession, ranks among the top ten percent of the chemical industry. From 2010 to 2015, specific greenhouse gas emissions of LANXESS have been reduced by 17%, LANXESS set a new climate protection goal in early 2016, aiming  its greenhouse gas emission to be further reduced 25% by 2025 compared that of 2015. Meanwhile, LANXESS is one of just 193 companies around the world in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “Climate A” List. By implementing safe and sustainable production processes and advanced environmental protection measures, and driving product portfolio innovation and production process innovation, LANXESS is able to achieve sustainable development with its high quality products, technologies and services.