Today, ChemSec releases its new sustainability ranking for investors – ChemScore. For a while now, ChemSec has dug deep into the world’s 35 largest chemical companies, scrutinizing their hazardous product portfolios and looking into their efforts to move towards safer chemicals. But ChemScore not only captures and ranks the companies’ performance, it also serves to boost investments in safer and greener alternatives.
“The main goal of ChemScore is to show investors the best and the worst performers in the industry, and drive them towards investing in frontrunners and divesting in laggards”, says Anne-Sofie Bäckar, Executive Director at ChemSec.
Even though the chemical industry is one of the world’s largest industries, it often flies under the radar. And so does the aspect of chemicals in discussions on sustainability. The truth is that over 70% of all the chemicals in Europe are hazardous to human health and/or the environment.
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