Sustainability at Ashland
At Ashland, we are passionate about creating technologies and solutions to improve our customers’ products and processes, reduce our environmental impact, preserve the world’s natural resources and enhance the quality of life within our communities. Through good chemistry - our people, products, services, and close relationships with our stakeholders - Ashland continues to expand its offerings of renewable and sustainable solutions.
Ashland in the news
Ashland was recognized for contributions to environmental conservation and wildlife habitat preservation by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).
At the 2019 WHC Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Ashland received four Conservation Certifications®. WHC’s certification program recognizes commendable wildlife habitat management and environmental educational program at individual sites. It also provides third-party credibility and an objective evaluation to help companies demonstrate a voluntary long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education, and community outreach initiatives.
Ashland has won the Best Sustainable Ingredient award for Cb2 Skin™ biofunctional at the Sustainable Beauty Awards, concurrent with the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Cb2 Skin™ biofunctional is an innovative alternative to cannabis derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil or hemp oil. Sourced from a fully integrated and sustainable farm in Columbia, this patchouli-derived cb2 activator is associated with skin calming, soothing benefits, and greater skin comfort when skin is exposed to stress.
Ashland's Merry Hill facility is being recognized for its tremendous efforts and unique approaches to sustainability practices as part of the association's 2019 Performance Improvement Awards program during SOCMA Week, December 4-6, in New Orleans. Ashland's Merry Hill facility is being recognized for the outstanding job it has done in developing processes and reimagining resources to safeguard the environment. Ashland's Merry Hill plant used unique processes included in its sustainability program. The facility utilizes an air emission data system that captures real-time information tied to process transactions. The facility also is reimagining resources by returning nutrients that are left unused back to the earth to maintain and enhance nutrient rich fields to sustain harvest yields. The Merry Hill site achieved a 100 percent waste diversion rate, which reduces the need for additional fertilizers to be applied to the field. This reduction in fertilizer also decreases the likelihood of non-point source pollution in the form of field run off.