Chemours friends, stakeholders, and associates,
In our first three years, Chemours has learned a lot, because we've listened—listened to our customers, our employees, our value-chain partners, our shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.
Listening has informed our transformation to solid financial footing and helped take us to the threshold of the next challenge before us: growth. The same grit, resolve, and acumen we demonstrated during our transformation will serve us well as we become—are becoming—a growth company. But growth doesn't happen in a corporate bubble.
It happens when we take into account the reality that we live in a world demanding more and more of corporations and individuals—a world that demands that the essential be always balanced with the responsible. We're paying attention and, more importantly, we're taking action.
It is with a great deal of pride that we introduce our first Corporate Responsibility Commitment report for 2017 and our 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment goals. These commitments are not just the right thing to do, they're an essential part of the company we are and strive each day to be. They're rooted in our values. They're all about doing what's right for our people, our planet, and our portfolio.
We want to share our commitment and encourage other enterprises to join with us. To memorialize that, we’ve become a participant of the United Nations Global Compact. We commit to honoring and acting in accordance with the 10 principles of the compact, covering human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of broader UN goals. Chemours has always upheld the values of the compact, but formalizing our commitment carries symbolic weight for us and for our industry partners.
We are challenging ourselves to find solutions for some of the biggest issues facing the world—from clean water and air to inclusion and diversity to equal access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education to the products we make and sell. We will bring the power of our world-class chemistry, our engineering prowess, and our problem-solving might to meet these aggressive goals over the next decade-plus. And in, our first Corporate Responsibility Commitment report, we are sharing our 2030 goals, and commit each year to measure, monitor, and report on our progress.
Why? A world that demands more demands a new kind of chemistry company. And that's Chemours.
President and CEO
Read more about our 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment goals.