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A Policy of Transparency

Being open about our results is fundamental at Hexion. Below you will find measures of our progress and performance in matters of sustainability, with a focus on operational excellence pertaining to the environment, health and safety. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact:

Net Energy and Production

In 2016 Hexion sold seven sites and closed one other site. Production at the seven sites sold was offset by increased production at other sites. However, one of the sold sites was consistently one of the largest energy consuming (and GWP gas emitting) sites, which contributed to a decrease in energy consumption and energy intensity.


Energy and Global Warming Potential (GWP)

By selling a site that was consistently one of the largest GWP gas emitting sites due to the combustion of coal, Hexion achieved a decrease in GWP emissions and GWP Intensity.


GHG Intensity

Over the past few years the GWP Intensity (Global Warming Potential) Emissions divided by Total Production) has varied as the mix of products produced has changed to meet market demands, and as facilities have been added or removed from our production portfolio.


Safety Performance

The Occupational Injury and Illness Rate (OIIR) had been on a steady decline until 2011. The company has embarked on a safety culture and risk reduction initiative to reduce this rate.


Environmental Events

Through focused efforts to reduce spills and releases, and improved permit compliance, the Environmental Events metric has steadily declined and held steady in recent years.


Concern Reports (2016)

Hexion has increased and maintained the reporting of near-miss and employee concerns to be proactive in addressing safety issues. Those involving Severe Incident Factors (SIFs) are also identified to help reduce these critical exposures. The chart below outlines concern reports for 2016.




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