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Program Sustainability

Chemyunion is constantly seeking to meet legal, environmental and social requirements.

Chemyunion was founded in September 1992 and is globally recognized for the creation, development and manufacturing of innovative active ingredients, basic and functional excipients, classic and alternative preservatives for the personal care, pharmaceutical, veterinary and food sectors. We are an ethical company that respects our customers, the society, the environment, our employees and business partners.

Our beliefs and values are shown through

• Being ethical and clear in our relationships;
• Respecting and protecting the environment;
• Being socially responsible;
• Seeking the continuous improvement of our operations, quality and processes;
• Attracting the best people and making them better people;
• Being enthusiastic about learning and solving;
• Sharing success.

The process and resources at Chemyunion are based on Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO 9.001/2015, ISO 22.716/2008 and ISO 14.001/2015. Thus, at Chemyunion we have taken a definitive step towards our goals of innovation, quality and respect for the environment in order to earn trust with our customers.

Environmental Management System

Eco-efficiency is part of our management strategy, which seeks to combine economic and ecological efficiency, in the sense of producing more, using fewer resources, generating less waste and thus minimizing our impact on the environment. Chemyunion has implemented an Environmental Management System and this is our foundation for our strategic guidelines and environmental management program.

This system contributes to prevention and elimination of environmental contamination, as well as promote sustainability and eco-efficiency at all levels of the company. In order to guarantee that the goals are being reached, environmental indicators (KPI’s) have been established, focused mainly on the use of Natural Resources, elimination of sources of pollution, such as atmospheric emissions, effluents and waste generation.

Chemyunion has established the Waste Management Program, which is responsible for the management and final disposal of all waste generated by the company, as well as reducing consumption of natural resources, materials and increasing environmental awareness at all levels of the company.

Change Control and Risk Analysis

Chemyunion has adopted an internal procedure called Change Control, that focuses on ensuring that any planned changes in equipment, facilities, utilities or any other changes are evaluated, so their negative impacts are mitigated or eliminated.

Compliance Program

The adoption of Compliance practices has become an extremely important tool for Chemyunion, as we seek to minimize risks and to pro Chemyunion tect the reputation of our business, demonstrating our commitment not only to the law but also to responsible and transparent management, conducting our business with excellence and integrity.

The Compliance Program is available on our website,

ECOCERT and COSMOS Validation

Currently, Chemyunion has in its portfolio: 15 products that are both ECOCERT and COSMOS validated plus 2 products that are only ECOCERT validated and 4 products that are COSMOS validated.

The main objectives of ECOCERT and COSMOS are to ensure production and processes that are environmentally sound and safe for human health are implemented, including and expanding the concept of “green chemistry”. It is necessary to purchase ingredients and work with processes that comply with these objectives. We seek maximum traceability for the ingredients we use and we employ processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of substances that may be harmful for human health and the environment.

Organic Certification

Chemyunion has in its portfolio 2 products that are organic certified: Melscreen Coffee EL DEO ORG and Melscreen Coffee ORG.

This certification aims to guarantee organic management standards, such as: to optimize the use of available natural and socioeconomic resources, to respect the culture of rural communities, economic and ecological sustainability, maximization of social benefits and protection of the environment.

CSR Program

Chemyunion understands that Social Responsibility is the sum of internal and external actions that promote the common good and a fairer society, and that we have a co-responsibility for social and environmental development. It is through these actions that we contribute to society.

Based on this concept, Chemyunion has created its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Program called CHEMYUNIDOS.

SMETA Certification

SMETA is an audit methodology, providing a compilation of best practice ethical audit techniques. It is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics. SMETA methodology uses the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) code and local law as the measurement tool.

Chemyunion is constantly seeking to meet the legal, environmental and social requirements, which has allowed us to gain respect and trust of our customers and partners worldwide.