"We are working with suppliers that are seriously committed to protecting the environment. We are efficiently using natural resources like energy and water in our processes. For example, we have implemented recycling and water and energy saving campaigns, and have modified our infrastructure to make it more environmentally friendly. From the moment when facilities are built or upgraded, we make sure that they meet the highest safety standards in issues such as containment, API standards for tanks, electrical standards, fire systems, certified hoses and safe processing equipment. In addition, Brenntag Colombia advises its customers on caring responsibly for the materials we sell them and offers them, whenever possible, a portfolio of environmentally friendly products for their processes and applications.
In addition, Brenntag Colombia’s strategies include the development of social assistance programs with an environmental focus. To give an example: in a project called “Sowing hope” we gave recyclable waste that was generated at our site in Mosquera to an education center for children from low-income families. They use the recyclable resources to plant trees and sow seets. This experience enhances the children’s environmental education by raising their awareness for protecting the environment."