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Grade B-
ChemScore report card 2020

Indorama Ventures

Indorama Ventures manufactures and distributes polyethylene terephthalate (PET), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), polyester fibres and yarns, as well as wool products. The company is one of the world's leading producers in the intermediate petrochemicals industry and a global manufacturer of wool yarns. Indorama Ventures has around 120 manufacturing sites in 33 countries all around the globe.
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Total score
27 / 48

Grade summary

Indorama Ventures does not produce any SIN List chemicals or substances officially recognised as chemicals of high concern by the EU. The company has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and includes intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. It also has a phase-out strategy for hazardous substances. The company follows several voluntary standards of good conduct and has not been involved in any controversies over the last ten years.

Opportunities for improvement

  1. Market the company’s safer alternatives more actively. We identified a couple of less-toxic alternatives, and would like to see more of these products marketed to a wider audience.
  2. Indorama states that it seeks ways to lower environmental impact and product toxicity by replacing problematic chemicals with materials and alternatives that, based on their chemistry, are safe. We would like to see a clear commitment to avoid hazardous chemicals from the very beginning of the design process for new products.
  3. Add transparency to the hazardous product portfolio. Indorama Ventures is the only company publicly that states it is “proactively removing products on the SIN List”. For the two thirds of the company’s production portfolio that we are able to rank, Indorama is “SIN-free”. However, by informing ChemSec of its chemical production outside the EU and US the company could raise its score.

Category breakdown

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Product Portfolio
12 / 18

Indorama Ventures does not produce any SIN List substances, nor does the company produce any chemicals present on the REACH Candidate List or the REACH Authorisation List. Indorama Ventures does not produce any persistent chemicals either.

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Development of Safer Chemicals
4 / 12

Indorama Ventures has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and includes intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. The company does not make use of the GreenScreen assessment tool nor does it follow the principles of green chemistry or exclude substances with toxic properties from new products. The company does, however, actively market safer alternatives on its website.

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Management & Transparency
5 / 12

Indorama Ventures has a phase-out strategy for hazardous substances and shares chemical safety information on its website. The company is a member of Responsible Care and follows voluntary standards such as a Code of Conduct and a Supplier Code of Conduct.

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Lack of Controversies
6 / 6

No information is available on controversies linked to Indorama Ventures.

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Overall rank
2 / 35
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Total score
27 / 48
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Product Portfolio
12 / 18
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Development of Safer Chemicals
4 / 12
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Management & Transparency
5 / 12
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Lack of Controversies
6 / 6
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Other years
Year Rank Total score
2023 2 / 50 27 / 48
2022 1 / 54 30 / 48
2021 1 / 50 29 / 48
2020 2 / 35 27 / 48