Product Innovation & Stewardship
At Ecoyvst, we are developing and delivering products that are better for you and better for the planet.
Through our innovation ecosystem, we are delivering customer solutions that propel growth and products that are safe for their intended use throughout the life of the product. Currently 80 percent of our innovation pipeline is focused on customer sustainability solutions. We intend to drive this percentage to 90% of our innovation investment by 2025. Our process ensures that we:
- Minimize potential impacts to health, safety and the environment
- Provide relevant information and assistance regarding proper use of our products to our commercial partners and other relevant stakeholders
- Manufacture and sell products in compliance with laws and regulations that govern them
To learn more product innovation and stewardship at Ecovyst, please see below and our 2019 Sustainability Report and 2020 Investor Day Presentation.
Safe Products for Everyday Use
Our core products are used in a wide range of industrial applications. When used as intended, these materials are generally classified as safe, low-risk chemicals that are not included on regulatory Chemicals of Concern Lists. Based on their chemical and physical properties and combined with their toxicological and ecotoxicological profiles, our products are not considered a significant risk to the environment or consumer for their intended use. Across our total products:
- 0% are Cat1 Carcinogens (Cat1 = known or presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans)
- Our products do not contain endocrine disruptors
- Our products are not Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Our products are not Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals
- All of our products are classified according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
Our Global Product Strategy - An Innovation Pipeline with a Global R&D Footprint
Our expertise in silica, zeolites, and catalysts technologies, coupled with our robust product development pipeline, drives growth and improves our competitive value proposition. We provide a diverse range of industry solutions through our global R&D locations where we have extensive laboratory and pilot-scale capabilities to refine process economics and benefit to customers, and technical support for large-scale commercialization.
As a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in the USA, we are committed to the Global Product Strategy (GPS), which is designed to improve product stewardship actions and to increase public awareness and confidence that chemicals in commerce are safely managed throughout their lifecycle.
Our product stewardship program includes completing risk reviews for new products and characterizations for the materials we manufacture, prioritizing chemical risks, recommending risk management actions where needed, and making chemical health and safety information available to the public. Risk ranking encompasses inherent risks (toxicity, corrosivity, flammability, etc,) and product end use.
Lifecycle Approach Considerations
We rank products based upon risk from highest to lowest. Products with the highest potential ranking have publicly available product stewardship summaries that outline the hazards, exposures, risks and recommended risk management actions that should be taken.
Our Product Stewardship Manager evaluates new products across their full life cycle. The methodology assesses HSE impacts from cradle to cradle, for all new products. Our Product Stewardship expert also pro-actively works with Ecovyst’s Research and Development organization to redesign products containing substances of potential concern, where technically feasible. As an organization, we look for solutions in bringing products to market that are beneficial to people and the environment for their intended use.
Advancing Sustainability Through Our Products
Municipal Water Treatment Solutions
As part of our alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we contribute to enhancing water supplies around the world. Our zeolites help make municipal water safer by aiding in the removal of lead from potable drinking water and reducing the release of lead from lead-based pipelines.
We are driven to produce products that protect our water supplies for generations to come. In the end, it’s not just about what’s good for today, but about the future of our communities and the environment.
Lower Emissions, Cleaner Air
Our products are ultimately used in many diverse applications that contribute to cleaner air and safer roadways. For example, as you get in your car every day, you will find that our products help to reduce vehicle emissions.
We make products that improve engine performance.
Together, this adds up to a more environmentally sound future for transportation.
We are Compliant to Ensure a Better Future
Our products are compliant with the regulatory requirements in the countries where they are sold. We have registered all products manufactured and sold in the European Union under the REACH® program. Additionally, all materials sold in the United States are on the Active TSCA inventory.
For more information on our Product Safety Requirements or to request a Product Stewardship Summary, you may contact the Manager of Product Stewardship/Safety, Erin Bending, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.