to the core

Sustainability is a mindset, not a "program." It is deeply ingrained in Hexion’s mindset, guiding every decision we make and the partnerships we keep.


With over a century of experience under our belts, we’re using our powers of innovation to preserve Earth’s resources, meet the needs of a booming population, and tackle climate change head-on. We’re all about improving life for everyone - our associates, customers, and the beautiful communities we call home.

We walk our talk, and here are the results to prove it.



We’re the masters of resource utilization, harnessing the power of innovation to ensure a mind-boggling 97% of every tree is transformed into valuable products.



We're committed to slashing our absolute carbon emissions by 20% by 2030, playing our part in combating climate change and preserving our planet for generations to come.



Since 2014, we've achieved an impressive 36% reduction in energy intensity, optimizing our processes to minimize energy consumption and minimize our environmental footprint.



By streamlining our logistics and finding smarter ways to move our products, we're reducing traffic congestion and giving Mother Earth a breather. Together, we're paving the way for greener transportation and a brighter future.



Our mission? By 2030, all our new products will proudly incorporate sustainable attributes, ensuring that our entire portfolio contributes to a greener future.



Our incredible team has devoted 2,200 hours to making a difference in our communities. They rolled up their sleeves and brought positive change to the world around us.

Sandy Kowaleski headshot

We start with our steadfast dedication to operating our plants safely and being good stewards of the environment. It is an approach we’ve described as ‘Responsible Chemistry,’ and it goes beyond a phrase.

Sandy Kowaleski
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Empowering climate action through science and innovation

We talk about Responsible Chemistry a lot around here. For us, the ultimate goal is driving positive change in addressing climate change by efficiently using natural resources, optimizing existing processes, and enhancing products and technologies through continuous innovation. From turning wood waste into cost-effective building materials to developing bio-based and circular products that reduce our carbon footprint, we are always looking for ways to do better for our planet.

Hexion's Sustainability Goals

The commitments we're still making

While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, when it comes to sustainability there’s always room to grow. Our sustainability goals are the key to ensuring we align with our values and meet the expectations of our key stakeholders, including our associates, suppliers, and customers.

Minimize Climate Change Impact

Our goal is 20% reduction in emissions by 2030—and that kind of goal requires concrete steps. Good thing we’re up for the challenge. Through resource optimization, process improvements, and continuous innovation, we are ready to make this lofty goal a reality.

Develop Innovative Sustainable Products

Innovation is at the core of everything, especially our commitment to sustainability. By 2030, we are determined to ensure that all our new products incorporate sustainable attributes. This means focusing on energy efficiency, material reduction, sustainable raw materials, circular economy principles, and other factors that contribute to a greener future.

Enhance Worker Safety and Well-being

The well-being of our associates is non-negotiable. By 2022, we will introduce a voluntary well-being program that addresses the physical, mental, and financial well-being of our team. Our goal is to achieve 50% associate participation in the program by 2025. We are also committed to maintaining a strong well-being index in the Gallup engagement survey, aiming for the 50th percentile. Our ultimate objective is to ensure zero recordable injuries for our associates and contractors.

Reduce Spills and Releases

By 2025, we have set a target to achieve an impressive 80% reduction in spill mass and releases. To accomplish this, a Spills Reduction Team meets routinely to evaluate the spills reported. Each site chooses a spill reduction tool that allows them to evaluate the spills occurring at the site and find opportunities to reduce or eliminate occurrences.

Maintain Product Stewardship

Transparency is vital—that’s why we adhere to the principles of the Responsible Care Product Safety Code. We consistently communicate with our key stakeholders about our stewardship programs. From rigorous risk reviews to the reduction of substances of concern, we are unwavering in our dedication to product stewardship and ensuring the safety of our products.

The power of people

The secret to our success lies in our incredible team of passionate individuals. With their diverse perspectives and boundless creativity, they’re empowered to ignite innovation that not only serves our customers but also uplifts fellow associates, strengthens our communities, and delivers value to all our stakeholders. We recognize and reward their talents as often as possible with programs that aid their growth and encourage their lifelong learning.

Create a Lasting Impact

Group of Hexion Employees

Leading with transparency and integrity

Transparency and a commitment to acting ethically are our non-negotiable guiding principles. We embed our sustainability practitioners and champions within every corner of our organization, empowering them to seamlessly integrate our sustainability goals and strategies into every aspect of Hexion.

Silver 2023 EcoVadis Sustainability RatingEnergy Star Award 2023 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence


Here's how we do it


Responsible Chemistry
in action

From safety to inclusivity to sustainability, we’re putting our passions into real life actions. Here’s how.

Sustainability Stories

2024 ACC Responsible Care Awards
Environmental, Sustainability

Ten Hexion Sites Recognized with 2024 American Chemistry Council Responsible Car...

Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence 2024
Environmental, Sustainability

Hexion Earns 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Ecovadis gold rating 2023 for Versatics
Environmental, Sustainability

Hexion's VAD B.V Awarded EcoVadis Gold

Hexion joins FOSSI

Hexion Joins Future of STEM Scholarship Program

Heart Walk 2021

Hexion fundraising for the American Heart Association since 2009

United Way

Ongoing Partnership with United Way of Central Ohio

Hexion Cares 2023

Hexion's Numerous Efforts to Support the Community