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Sustainability

At the core of Elevance is sustainability. We are leading the transformation from fossil-based chemicals to bio-based chemicals beginning with plant oils from renewable feedstocks and a propriety process that is feedstock flexible – enabling the use of locally sourced natural oils, such as canola, soybean and palm.

We produce novel molecules that deliver differentiated performance through a low-pressure and low-temperature process that uses a highly efficient, selective metathesis catalyst to break down complex natural oils and recombine substituents, helping to lower source pollution, energy consumption, production costs and capital expenditures.

Through continuous innovation we strive to develop chemicals that are not only bio-based, but also deliver other environmental benefits including biodegradability and low or no VOC emissions.

Elevance Sustainability Facts:

  • Elevance bio-refinery products are between 70 and 100% bio-renewable carbon
  • Our unsaturated methyl esters are readily biodegradable and meet LVP-VOC requirements*
  • Elevance 1-decene reduces Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by about 40% compared to 1-decene made from the petroleum LAO process based on our internal Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Elevance Clean® 1000, Elevance Clean® 1200, Elevance Soft and Elevance Smooth have been qualified as USDA BioPreferred
  • Elevance Clean® 1000 and Elevance Clean® 1200 have been reviewed by U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice program and qualify for use in Safer Choice-labeled products
  • Elevance HFS® 10 and Elevance HFS® 12 hydraulic fracking solvents are readily biodegradable, non-flammable and BTX free
  • Elevance Unify® 270 can reduce VOCs in some paint formulations by 50% while being readily biodegradable

Elevance products are made from a variety of natural oil feedstocks, including palm oil. In 2013, Elevance joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that promotes the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. As of March 2016, the Wilmar Gresik facility, including our joint venture processing equipment, was found to be in compliance with RSPO Supply Chain Certification Systems.

We are committed to using resources efficiently, increasing value for our customers, investors and other stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. We work to be responsible to others and the environment by understanding our impact and continually improving upon what we do.

 

*As tested by CARB METHOD 310

The Elevance Bee

We take our lead from nature and that’s why we’ve chosen the bee as our symbol. The bee takes raw ingredients and repurposes them without depleting the source. Like the bee, we use nature’s own compounds to create something new. And just as the bee represents possibility and partnership, we are formulating a better tomorrow for our industry, our company, our partners’ brands and consumers’ lives. Naturally.