ERM facilitated nine of the world’s leading chemical companies and two industry associations to develop the Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap, convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The contributors included AkzoNobel and Solvay as co-chairs, Covestro, The Dow Chemical Company, DSM, Evonik Industries AG, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, SABIC, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, as well as The American Chemistry Council (ACC), and The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).
The Roadmap explores key opportunities and impact pathways for the sector, while also presenting a strong business case for action. It also highlights the significant role that the chemical sector has to play in realizing the SDG agenda and represents an invitation for the entire sector to work together across the value chain to maximize SDG impact.
ERM led the development of the WBCSD’s SDG Sector Roadmap Guidelines, published in April 2018, involving extensive technical and strategic input from our global experts with cross-sector experience in tackling SDG issues. The chemical sector was the first to pilot these guidelines and ERM is now developing further SDG roadmaps with WBCSD member companies representing the cement and forest sectors and has started working with two oil and gas sector industry bodies.