PQ Group Announces Release of First Sustainability Report

PQ Group Holdings

MALVERN, PA — PQ Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PQG), a leading integrated and innovative global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services, released its first Sustainability Report. This report contains results from 2019 and offers social responsibility goals for 2020 and beyond.

“Since our founding in 1831, we have been committed to manufacturing products that are considered safe for our employees, our customers, and the environment. Manufacturing environmentally sustainable products has been part of our core business since the start, and we are proud to be able to describe to our stakeholders and the public the sustainable nature of PQ’s business,” commented Belgacem Chariag, PQ’s Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

The published report features PQ Corporation’s progress against our HSE&S goals, as well as our water, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions results.

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Reducing Environmental Impacts through Non-Toxicity and Recycling

PQ Corporation’s products are not considered a significant risk to the environment and this separates it from many of its peers in the industry. PQ’s products are predominantly inorganic, and roughly two-thirds of its developmental products have sustainable attributes.

“We are committed to pollution prevention by eliminating or reducing emissions, discharges, wastes, and the risks associated with our operations and products,” continued Chariag. “We make continual efforts to reduce energy and resource consumption as we conceive and produce materials.”

Planning for the Future

“As we continue to progress on our sustainability journey, we are aligning with applicable UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Reporting Index (GRI) Standards, and SASB,” said Elaine Simpson, Vice President, Environment and Sustainability (E&S). “We are currently using their metrics as we further our company-wide approach and establish goals for the organization. We believe that these important measures will guide us to a solid social responsibility foundation that can be optimized for years to come.”

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To read the full sustainability report, please go to: https://www.pqcorp.com/sustainability/sustainability-performance/. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.pqcorp.com/sustainability/.

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