Sustainability at Ecovyst

We create sustainable products that are safe for the environment, reduce waste and increase efficiencies for our customers and stakeholders. At Ecovyst, we are gaining momentum in our journey to achieve sustainability improvements across our global business. We believe that creating environmentally responsible products makes a real difference in people’s daily lives and for our planet.

Our products contribute to lower emissions and cleaner air, advance the global transition to clean energy, support the circular plastics economy and ensure clean, purified drinking water.

Our key businesses, Ecoservices and Catalyst Technologies, are each advancing sustainability through their business practices.


  • Largest North American recycler of spent sulfuric acid, avoiding 1.5 million tons per year of landfill or deep well disposal.
  • One of the largest consumers of refinery spent sulfur, converting for other uses
  • Converts by-product steam into 17MW/h of electricity used internally, with excess exported to grid
  • World class low SO2 emissions

Catalyst Technologies

  • Remove sulfur from diesel fuel for land and marine transportation
  • Provides active component for > 90% reduction of NOx emissions from diesel engines
  • Provides technology to support chemical recycling of polyethylene
  • 80% of 2020 R&D investment in product innovation linked to sustainability

Clean Energy Transition: Evolving Fuels, Emission Reductions & Energy Storage

Circular Plastics Economy: Lightweighting, Strengthening & Recycling

Statement from our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

“From my perspective, our engagement in sustainability comes naturally with our daily business and is fully reinforced through our strategies and values. Today, we meet the challenges of social responsibility through our commitment to the HSE Perfect Day, effective implementation of our Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) guiding principles, and Responsible Care® and similar global industry programs.

We strongly believe that we will continue to improve our environmental footprint because of our beliefs and strong ethics—all of which shape the way we conduct our global business. In all that we do, we strive to protect the environment and encourage the well-being and health of all citizens.”

Belgacem Chariag, Chairman, President and CEO
Belgacem Chariag
Chairman, President and CEO

Acting on Our Sustainability Goals

As we support our customers in achieving their own sustainability goals, we anticipate improving our environmental performance and have implemented a comprehensive set of sustainability goals for 2025 and 2030.

As we support our customers in achieving their own sustainability goals, we anticipate improving our environmental performance and have implemented a comprehensive set of sustainability goals for 2025 and 2030.

Our Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

As our history shows, we have a long-standing commitment to creating products that are considered safer for the environment as well as people. We are dedicated to the efficient use of resources while striving to minimize the potential negative impacts of our operations.

Ecovyst’s sustainability and engineering professionals collaborate to reduce energy consumption and improve waste management practices, sharing best practices across the organization. Our HSE&S professionals worldwide are empowered to drive improvements in partnership with the wider organization through focused initiatives that meet the local needs of sites, communities, customers, and other stakeholders.

Building a Plan Around the UN SDGs

We are aligned behind the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our:

  • Products
  • Manufacturing discipline
  • Dedication to health, safety, and the environment
  • Concern for business ethics and our communities

We continue to evaluate our business and establish goals against the UN SDGs which most align with our organization.

Learn more about the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

Our Commitment to Responsible Care®

We adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® program requirements and the Product Safety Code, which drives continuous improvement in chemical management.

We are fully committed to the health, safety, and security of our employees, customers and end-users. We strive to improve health, safety, environment, and sustainability (HSE&S) performance for processes, products, and facilities across our organization and our operating systems.

We believe our adherence to Responsible Care® allows us to not only naturally enhance our performance, but also improve the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we operate and the overall environment.

Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council. ©2000 American Chemistry Council

Responsible Care® - Our Commitment to Sustainability

Enterprise Risk Management

Our rigorous Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) process enables our team to evaluate and address operational and compliance risks that we face in our businesses.

Our Chairman, President and CEO has established a multi-disciplinary ERM council that examines and oversees risk reduction measures for strategic, financial, credit market, liquidity, security, property, legal, regulatory, reputational and other risks. Led by our General Counsel and Director of Internal Audit, our ERM Council regularly reports on our ERM efforts to our Board Audit Committee.

Sustainability at Work

As we look to the future, we understand that we, as a specialty catalysts and services company, have a key role to play in creating products that are safe for our employees, our customers and the environment.

We are driven by the spirit of Responsible Care® in our efforts to be good stewards of the environment and pledge to keep doing so moving forward.

Sustainability: A Catalyst For Change

At Ecoyvst, we are developing and delivering products that are better for you and better for the planet.

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