Sustainability: Vision 2014


OMNOVA's Sustainability Commitment.


We support local communities and the planet we call home.

Strong environmental and social values have long influenced the way we do business at OMNOVA. Our commitment focuses on reducing the environmental impact of our operations and increasing our offering of products with sustainable features. We have set specific sustainability goals and put metrics and tools in place to help us reach significant milestones.


We embrace the triple bottom line philosophy of Planet - People - Profit, with goals that address sustainable operations, products and communities. Through sustainable technology and design, we are building a better business and a better world.


Sustainable Products

OMNOVA’s product development efforts are guided by technical and marketing assessments that consider current and emerging market preferences, identify sustainable options, and provide key inputs to innovation decision-making. As part of the development process, and consistent with our sustainability goals, commercial and technical teams seek to reduce environmental impacts as outlined in our sustainability commitment.


Sustainable Operations

OMNOVA’s operational activities reflect a continuous improvement mindset centered on management practices designed to reduce our environmental footprint while providing value to our stakeholders and customers. These efforts are reinforced by our integrated LEAN SixSigma activities, which focus on continuous improvement by eliminating waste and streamlining operations.


Better Buildings. Better Plants. - with the U.S. DOE

Concurrently, OMNOVA has pledged to reduce its energy consumption as a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings. Better Plants. Program.


Responsible Care®

In addition, OMNOVA Solutions is a member of the American Chemistry Council, and our Performance Chemicals business is committed to the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative, which includes a strong product stewardship program.