PTT Global Chemical
One of ChemScore’s worst performers, PTT Global Chemical, produces four hazardous chemicals. Despite this relatively low number, the company is not awarded a single point in the Product Portfolio category. This is because there is no available data…
PTT produces/uses 4 highly hazardous substances – 4 SIN List chemicals, no PICs, and 1 HHP – 3 of which are included on the EU’s REACH Candidate List. None of these highly hazardous substances are either banned or severely restricted (no Authorisation List substances, and no POPs). The company produces no persistent chemicals.
Please note that there is no available data for the 99 percent of the company’s production that takes place outside of the EU and US. Lower EU/US production means higher uncertainty with regard to the total production of hazardous chemicals, which will have a negative impact on the company’s score in this category.
PTT Global Chemical has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and includes the intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. It does not, however, exclude substances with toxic properties from its new products. PTT Global Chemical actively markets safer alternatives on its own website, but not on ChemSec Marketplace. The company does not have any true circular products, processes or innovations. PTT Global Chemical does not use bio-based resources. Nor does it source or treat recycled materials in a sustainable way, which is one of the key elements of a circular economy. PTT Global Chemical does not actively reduce the hazardous waste it generates.
The Thai company does not produce only sustainable products and it does not have a timed phase-out strategy for hazardous substances that go beyond regulatory compliance. It shares chemical safety information on its website and is following a credible code of conduct standard. PTT Global Chemical did not respond to ChemSec’s attempts to communicate around its ChemScore ranking and it does not share any information about what kind of chemicals it produces in regions with low regulatory demands for transparency (e.g. Asia). PTT Global Chemical does have a circular economy program in place, but it is lacking objective and measurable circular economy targets.