Walter Ripple

Message from Avient’s VP of Sustainability

At Avient, sustainability is an integral part of who we are as a company. Our sustainability strategy—People, Products, Planet, Performance—is essential to achieving our mission and vision, and our associates are actively engaged and passionate about driving our strategy forward. As the global need for sustainability accelerates, we are ready to meet the challenge. We are focused on developing innovative products that solve our customers’ performance and sustainability challenges, while reducing the environmental impact of our operations.

A few years ago, we established ambitious 2030 sustainability targets related to climate change, waste, product innovation, and supplier engagement, as well as a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. With the unwavering dedication and enthusiasm of our global associates, we continue to make significant progress in achieving these goals. We invite you to read this year’s Sustainability Report, which showcases our commitment to sustainability, and also offers insights into our culture of sustainability we are so proud of at Avient.

Walter Ripple

Vice President of Sustainability

The Avient Sustainability Promise

As a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, Avient is committed to meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. We are committed to creating value for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our dedication to ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.

  • We will put our customers first by helping them grow their businesses with innovative, safe and environmentally sound solutions following the principles of trust and environmental stewardship established in our groundbreaking No Surprises PledgeSM.
  • We will strive to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our conservation of the earth’s resources by using energy-efficient technologies, recycling more, reducing waste, continuously improving operating efficiencies and driving operational excellence.
  • We will provide a safe workplace for our employees and will protect our communities by continuously improving our world-class environmental, health and safety performance.
  • We will create opportunity for our employees by growing our business, building a more diverse workforce, investing in world-class training and development, and making Avient the employer of choice.
  • We will be involved in the communities in which we operate by building closer relationships with charitable and public service organizations and encouraging our people’s engagement in local sustainability initiatives.
  • We will work collaboratively with our suppliers to lessen the environmental impact of logistics across our global supply chain.
  • We will build strong relationships with providers of leading-edge sustainable technologies.

A Few Highlights from 2022:

  • Welcomed Dyneema® Protective Materials to the Avient portfolio, significantly increasing our sustainable solutions portfolio
  • Ranked as one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies, and a WSJ Top 250 Best-Managed Companies
  • Launched 40+ new Sustainable Solutions globally in 2022
  • Avient’s Sustainable Solutions Portfolio has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 11% since 2016
  • Recognized with 5 technology and design awards with products launched in 2022
  • Enhanced our carbon disclosures, including Scope 3 emissions, and a 3rd party certification of our carbon emissions