Through our commitment to operate responsibly, conserve resources and develop innovative performance materials, we will be relentless in our pursuit of solutions to the sustainability challenges of our customers, our communities and our world.
As one of the largest performance materials and specialty chemicals companies in the world, we understand the role that we play in leading and setting an example in our industry. We know we must live up to our responsibilities, honor our commitments and be accountable to our stakeholders. Advancing progress in sustainability is one essential way we will continue to demonstrate and maintain our leadership.
We have learned over the years that our commitment to sustainability is not just about acting responsibly, but it is also about identifying and acting on opportunities. Increasingly, the challenges our customers are facing are sustainability challenges. Our ability to develop innovative technologies to meet these challenges, conserve resources across our value chain and grow our position in the circular economy is enabling us to maintain our reputation and prepare our business for the future.
We lead our industry in safety performance. We provide opportunities for our employees to develop and advance, and we foster a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued. We support our communities through our active engagement and commitment to being a responsible neighbor.
We are setting the standard for environmental compliance, innovating to reduce our environmental footprint and optimizing our operations and supply chain to increase circularity and conserve resources.
We are collaborating with our colleagues and customers to create products that address sustainability challenges, working with suppliers to improve sustainability across our value chain, and creating long-term economic value for our partners.
Highly Material Topics
As we continue on our sustainability journey, we look to the 11 topics we found to be most material as a guide. These topics, listed above, are helping us focus our attention on what matters most to our business and stakeholders while supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations.