Huber Advanced Materials achieves sustainability milestone through completion of Life Cycle Analyses for major product portfolio

14 December 2023

Huber Advanced Materials — a strategic business unit of the Huber Engineered Materials division of J.M. Huber Corporation (Huber) — and a global leader in halogen-free fire-retardant additives, speciality aluminas and organic matting agents, has achieved another major milestone in its continuing sustainability journey.

Huber Advanced Materials has completed ‘cradle-to-gate’ Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs) for >90% of its entire product portfolio, including its aluminium hydroxides, calcined aluminas, activated aluminas, and its Vertex® magnesium hydroxides. As a transparent and collaborative global supplier, Huber Advanced Materials will share LCA data with customers upon request to support customers’ sustainability efforts.


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Huber Advanced Materials is making continuous investments to further reduce its environmental footprint. Examples of recent and ongoing sustainability projects include an investment into a modern natural gas-fired cogeneration plant at its Martinswerk site in Germany, scheduled for start-up early 2025, and a solar array at its Marblehead site in Illinois, (USA). Impacts of ongoing and upcoming sustainability projects on LCA data will be communicated on a continuous basis to customers.

Sustainability is a core part of the vision and mission for Huber Advanced Materials, embedded into Huber’s broader sustainability vision. Huber’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its sustained 2023 Ecovadis silver rating, its World Business Council for Sustainable Development membership, its recent Climate Risk Assessment completion, its above industry average Carbon Disclosure Project score and its being recognised as a 2023 US Best Managed Company Gold Standard honoree by Deloitte.

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