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Sun Chemical launches strategic committee to drive packaging sustainability


August 31, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

Sun Chemical has organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee to strengthen its response when addressing the sustainability needs of the packaging industry.

Over the past 10 years, the development of sustainable packaging has accelerated at Sun Chemical as the awareness of environmental issues has increased, as well as the demand for cutting and recycling household waste and reducing emissions from carbon and other pollutants. As a result, Sun Chemical has organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee to further strengthen its approach to addressing this issue in the context of the packaging industry.

The Committee is comprised of eight executive leaders, including Myron Petruch, Carlo Musso, Chris Parrilli, Fernando Tavara, Robert Fitzka, Greg Hayes, Russell Schwartz, and Jim Van Horn. The Committee will work to guarantee company-wide engagement in sustainability initiatives and will build and oversee the company’s sustainability strategy, ensuring that proper resources are assigned for timely and effective implementation.

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Nicolas Bétin has been appointed Sustainability Business Leader for all of Sun Chemical, and Dr. Nikola Juhasz has been named Technical Director of Sustainability. Stakeholders in other divisions and regions at Sun Chemical will also play a key role in advancing the company’s efforts for more sustainable technologies in the packaging markets.

“Sustainability remains at the forefront for the future of packaging and while Sun Chemical has already established significant leadership in developing sustainable inks, coatings, and adhesives for packaging, there is more we can do,” said Myron Petruch, president and CEO, Sun Chemical. “That is why we’ve created the Corporate Sustainability Committee—to ensure we have a structured process in place that puts our sustainability efforts at the forefront of all our business processes. Our emphasis on sustainability continues to be fundamental to our innovation and product development and our approach to sustainability will guide the way we develop, manufacture and distribute our products, as well as how we work with our customers and suppliers.”