Sustainability - Strong Roots. Strong Future.

At Olin, we integrate sustainability in everything we do as a Responsible Corporate Citizen. We value and respect our people, the communities in which we operate, our customers, and the environment. We commit to making a contribution to the protection of the world and its future condition through the safety and efficiency of our business practices – from supply to manufacture to delivery and ultimately the end use of our products.

STRONG ROOTS. BUILDING ON OUR LEGACY OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
Sustainability isn’t new to Olin. Our focus on continuous improvement throughout our 128-year history drives our business. Our Sustainability Success stories highlight just a few of the countless ways we’ve been making a difference for more than a century.


STRONG FUTURE. MOVING FORWARD WITH OUR SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS.
Focused on four sustainability pillars, we are challenging ourselves to advance those opportunities where our impact on the planet, our operations, and our people and communities is most meaningful.

Olin Sustainability Pillars & Targets

PILLAR
Olin systematically and strategically manages our energy and carbon footprint, driving greater efficiency and increasing utilization of renewable resources.

TARGET
10% reduction in carbon emissions intensity by 2030 (2018 baseline)

METRICS WE EVALUATE

  • Energy Use – Primary and Indirect
  • Fuel Use – Internal Fleet
  • Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions
  • Energy Source Including Renewables
  • Capital Investment on Energy and Emissions Reduction Projects
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement Project Results
  • Fleet KPI’s – Routing, Equipment, Other
  • Environmental and Energy Certification Progress
  • Targeted Energy Reductions at Select Locations

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Energy Management Team
  • Capital Project Sustainability Process
  • Productivity and Efficiency Process
  • Chlor Alkali Cell Efficiency and Conversion projects
  • Fuel Consumption Strategy
  • Fleet Management Strategy
  • ISO 50001 Certification in Select Locations

PILLAR
Olin effectively manages critical resources to minimize consumption and waste, increase reuse and recycle of materials, and drive operations efficiency.

TARGETS

  • Introduction of Sustainable Water Management Process at all relevant production sites by 2025
  • Achieve Global Certification to RC 14001 for Chemical Operations and ISO 14001 Readiness for Winchester by 2025

METRICS WE EVALUATE

  • Water Consumption and Recycle
  • Air Emissions
  • Waste Volume and Diversion
  • Critical Resource Use
  • Environmental Certification Progress
  • 10% Targeted Resource Reduction at Select Locations by 2024

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Business Risk Review
  • New Product Introduction
  • Waste Management Team
  • Capital Project Sustainability Process
  • Productivity and Efficiency Process
  • Waste Minimization Teams, Scrap Recycling Process
  • Brine Reprocessing
  • A Pro-Active Exit from Mercury Cell Technology
  • Chlorine to Bleach Strategies
  • Water Risk Assessments
  • Process Hazard Analysis

PILLAR
Olin’s products and processes contribute to sustainable opportunities and innovation, enabling safe handling and distribution throughout the supply chain.

TARGET

  • Include additional, reputable, and relevant health hazard & environmental studies within all priority products risk assessments by 2025
  • 100% new Customer Outreach for High Hazard Products Handling and Delivery annually

METRICS WE EVALUATE

  • Product Sustainability Assessments
  • Product Stewardship Customer Engagement Visits
  • Supplier Validation
  • Customer Satisfaction Metrics
  • Business Risk Review for End Uses

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Product Safety Management System (Responsible Care Policy and Program)
  • Customer Service Training Program
  • Product Regulatory Compliance Program
  • Customer Satisfaction Program
  • PSM/RMP Supplier Program
  • Supplier Code of Conduct and Practice

PILLAR
Olin provides equal opportunities to employees and ensures the ongoing safety and livelihood of our people and communities.

TARGETS

  • Implement Employee Networks globally to foster and support diversity and sustainability at Olin, supporting a 10% increase women in leadership roles by 2025 (2018 baseline)
  • Publish data related to charitable giving, community advisory engagement, and employee volunteerism annually beginning in 2020

METRICS WE EVALUATE

  • Safety & Environmental Statistics
  • Training
  • CAP/Community Engagement
  • Diversity
  • Charitable Community Trust Investment

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Olin Code of Conduct
  • Our Hiring Procedures (Anti-Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity, etc.)
  • Employee Networks and Women’s Forums
  • Community Trust
  • Community Advisory Panels (CAPS)
  • Responsible Care Safety and Environmental Policy and Program
  • Learning and Development
  • Contractor Management
  • Supplier Code of Conduct

Olin is proud to share our Sustainability journey. Our carbon and energy data remains confidential business information, with disclosure available through appropriate arrangements. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or would like more information, please contact our Olin Responsible Care team at Sustainability@Olin.com.