ACC Recognizes Chemical Industry Leaders for Initiatives to Advance Sustainability


Chemistry plays an integral role in solving our world’s sustainability challenges. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to recognize member companies that are leading the way in advancing safe, innovative, effective and economically viable solutions, with its 2021 Sustainability Leadership Awards.

ACC established its Sustainability Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding member company achievements in priority areas covered by ACC’s Sustainability Principles:

  1. Product Safety, Innovation & Transparency
  2. Environmental Protection
  3. Circularity
  4. Societal Contributions

In addition, ACC’s External Collaborator Award recognizes a non-member organization that has collaborated with an ACC member on a project, product or initiative that has made significant contributions to sustainability.

2021 Sustainability Leadership Award Winners

Product Safety, Innovation & Transparency Award

EVOLVE 2030 PAC Evaluation ProcessChemours, for its “EVOLVE 2030” methodology, which uses a data-driven, science-based approach to evaluate and score the lifecycle impacts of products in their applications and to identify their specific contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Clariant’s low-carbon glucamidesClariant, for its “Low Carbon Footprint Mild Surfactants,” a broad range of sugar-based surfactants used in personal care and home care product formulations that offer a combination of mildness and performance with lower emission profiles, helping to reduce the CO2 footprint of formulations.

Environmental Protection Award

DuPont Froth Pak 1DuPont, for its Froth Pak™ Spray Foams for sealing and insulation, which use hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agents combined with CO2 to deliver significant GHG emission reductions while enhancing performance of building insulation and sealant products.

Circularity Award

EASTMAN Lab TechnicianEastman recently became the first company to begin commercial-scale molecular recycling for a broad range of plastics materials, including traditionally hard-to-recycle items with resin identification codes #4 through #7, with two renewal technologies for carbon and polyester-based materials.

Societal Contributions Award

Arkema Castor BeansArkema for its “Sustainable Castor Oil” initiative, which helps drive sustainable castor oil farming in India, advancing quality of life for thousands of farmers, while developing feedstock for a resin chemistry derived from renewable castor oil.


Croda Avanti 2Croda International Plc for its “Avanti Polar Lipids Innovative Delivery System for COVID-19 Vaccine,” which helped facilitate the rapid clinical development and deployment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

External Collaborator Award

Solvay FarmerNonprofit organization TechnoServe, which has partnered with Solvay and others on an initiative aimed at developing sustainable guar production in India to help build climate resistance and enhance livelihood opportunities for small farmers.

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