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Stepan launches PaSS programme

Stepan, the world’s largest dedicated producer of surfactants, has launched its Partners for Sustainable Supply (PaSS) programme on its sustainable procurement. This focuses on selecting goods and services suppliers to align environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance management and to ensure the use of responsibly sourced goods and services.

Over the next year, the programme will focus on supplier onboarding, revising procurement processes and continued education on sustainability practices. Stepan has also engaged EcoVadis to provide a sustainability assessment of its main suppliers.

“We must ensure that our trading partners reflect our values and standards, and share our commitment to sustainability,” said Frederic Ruel, global procurement director and sustainability and compliance director for Europe. “The first step in our procurement sustainability agenda is to develop transparency around our trading partners and their suppliers’ ESG performance.”

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