PARIS-LA DÉFENSE, France – Specialty chemicals distributor Safic Alcan has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.

By doing so, Safic-Alcan commits to align its strategy and operations worldwide with the 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environmental protection and anti-corruption.

At Safic-Alcan, sustainability has been part of its identity, corporate strategy and culture for many years. It is and will remain an opportunity to use the company's creativity and innovation to be part of the solution, for the world today and for future generations. By joining the UN Global Compact, Safic-Alcan is taking an important step to publicly commit to the company's values.

"While visiting offices, customers or suppliers, we realized that 'Innovative Solutions' also means responsible success in the way we act, innovate and contribute to respond to our customers' needs for more sustainable products. We want to go further, acting responsibly in our locations around the world, with our people and with a sustainable product portfolio management," said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.