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Univar Solutions Adopts 'Advancing a Circular Economy' as a Sustainability Goal to 2021

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has adopted Dow's 'Advancing a Circular Economy' goal as one of its sustainability 'Goals to 2021'. The announcement came during a recent North American sales meeting where Univar Solutions president and chief executive officer, David Jukes, and Dow chief executive officer, Jim Fitterling, held a fireside chat.

Dow CEO Jim Fitterling (left) shakes hands with Univar Solutions CEO David Jukes (right) as Univar Solutions adopts Dow’s ‘Advancing a Circular Economy’ goal as one of its sustainability ‘Goals to 2021’.

"We're pleased to take another step forward in our journey to a more sustainable future," said Jukes. "'Advancing a Circular Economy' is well aligned to our commitments with ensuring greater transparency, accountability, and measurability of our progress and aligns well to our 2021 commitments as well as our cultural values."

The goal focuses on advancing a circular economy by redesigning, recycling, reusing and remanufacturing to keep materials at their highest value use for as long as possible. 

"Univar Solutions has established global sustainability goals through 2021, with performance evaluated through our specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound objectives," said Phil Hockaday, vice president, global environmental health & safety for Univar Solutions. "We're excited to adopt such an impactful goal that focuses on delivering solutions to close the resource loops in key markets."

Univar Solutions will include further details about the 'Advancing a Circular Economy' goal in its upcoming 2018 sustainability report, scheduled to be released this June.

About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value added services to customers across a wide range of industries. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, unparalleled logistics know-how, and industry-leading digital tools, Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate, and leverage meaningful growth opportunities. Learn more at www.univarsolutions.com.   

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