CSR according to BRB International
BRB International BV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG), one of the largest integrated chemicals producers in Southeast Asia and a part of the PETRONAS Group, a Fortune Global 500 company.
BRB International is an independent worldwide manufacturer and supplier of silicones, lube oil additives and chemicals. In the past 38 years BRB International has grown from a one-man business to an international company that places great importance on providing quality. Another key value is flexibility to customers. Monitoring the environment and the health and safety of employees is inextricably linked to this.
Early 2017, BRB International decided to classify Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a strategic focus area within the company objectives.
Given the size of the company, this third CSR report only concerns the location in the Netherlands, called BRB International.
“Especially given the risk profile of our production activities, we are very focused on ensuring the well-being of people and the environment. Goal is to keep our carbon footprint as limited as possible. Healthy and responsible growth of our organization is not possible without these considerations.” (CEO Ralph Pinckaers)
“In the last years since the first report, sustainability has more and more become a point attention within the organization. It has become a standard part of the discussions when talking about investments. ”
Comment by Hugon Philippens, Global QESH Manager
BRB International as an employer
BRB International cares about its employees. The risks of accidents in the workplace are minimized as much as possible. We make every effort to enable our employees to carry out their work in a safe and responsible manner. Our organization also recognizes the importance of personal development and growth. We annually engage in individual dialogues with all employees regarding company and personal goals, competence development and any associated career opportunities. Employees are also given the opportunity to follow internal or external training courses. This concerns both job related courses to gain more expertise and courses for personal development.
BRB International has been working together with local social workplaces since 2004. See the page ‘People’, inclusion for more information. In addition, BRB International buys services, such as landscaping maintenance, in a socially responsible manner whenever possible.