“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.

With this in mind, it’s strange that chemicals are so often overlooked in terms of sustainability. At ChemSec, we see the chemical issue as a blank spot on the sustainability map that needs to be filled and taken into account if companies are to be truly sustainable.