Grade D+
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Lanxess

Lanxess AG is a German specialty chemicals company that was founded in 2004 via the spin-off of the chemicals division and parts of the polymers business from Bayer AG. In 2016, Lanxess began to focus on the market for additives for lubricants and fire retardants by acquiring Chemtura and placing its rubber business into a joint venture with Aramco. In February 2020, Lanxess acquired Brazilian biocide manufacturer Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda. (IPEL).
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Total score
12 / 48

Grade Summary

Lanxess has a very large production of hazardous chemicals – surpassed only by BASF in the ChemScore ranking. Data tells us that it is producing 87 highly hazardous chemicals, including 17 persistent chemicals, which leaves the company without…

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Overall rank
27 / 50
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Total score
12 / 48
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Product Portfolio
- / 18
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Development of Safer Chemicals
- / 12
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Management & Transparency
- / 12
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