Balancing sustainability goals whilst
maintaining effective hygiene
Dr. Ilham kadri
President Diversey care, Vice president and officer, sealed air
 Our challenges
 Our approach
 Our determination
“The earth is not ours, it is a treasure we hold
in trust for future generations”
If the World’s Population Lived Like…
Water & Energy NEXUS
• Clean water is one of our most critical
resources and it is increasingly under
threat globally
• 1/6 of the world’s population doesn’t
have access to safe water for drinking
• 41% of the Earth’s population lives in
water-stressed areas
• The demand for electricity will double
by 2030
• China, the world's largest energy
consumer, is projected to consume
more than twice as much energy as the
United States in 2040
Social Responsibility as part of Sustainability
• Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any
given time, 7 in developed and 10 in
developing countries will acquire at least
one health care-associated infections.
• MRSA, drug-resistant bacteria, infects
94,000 people annually in US; now moved
from hospitals into community
• E-Coli, Salmonella incidents common,
outbreaks cost companies millions
• Lost productivity due to illness cost more
than $120 billion annually in the US
Infection prevention and food safety are critical
parts of Sustainability
Source * A.T.K., ** Socially Responsible Investing,
Consumer vs. Professional
All professional users of cleaning chemicals are consumers, but they
work with different restrictions in those environments
• Restriction:
– Chemical hazard
• Typical Solution:
– Time
• Opportunity:
– Time based systems e.g. enzymes
• Restriction:
– Time/Productivity
• Typical Solution:
– Chemistry
• Opportunity:
– Closed-loop
– Dispensing/dosing
– Mechanical
To create a better way for life
We Re-imagine™ the industries
we serve to create a world
that feels, tastes and
works better.
Our Solutions Meet Three Critical Needs
We integrate:
• Environmental stewardship
• Social progress
• Economic growth
We deliver:
• Operational efficiencies
• Brand loyalty
• Better margins
We offer:
• Industry leadership
• Seamless customer integration
• Specialized expertise
• Innovative end-to-end solutions
A Variety of Customers…
…In a Variety of Categories
A Legacy & Commitment to Sustainability
“We will help our customers use
less wax. Our customers win, we
win and the planet wins “
Alfred Sutter, Founder of TASKI, 1920
“If I could rename our Company, I would call us
‘The Sustainability Company.’ Sustainability isn’t
just part of our business, it’s at the heart of
everything we do. It IS our business.
Jerome Peribere CEO, 2013
A Track Record of Environmental Leadership
Founding member of the WWF
Global Water Roundtable to
establish water use standards
and address clean water issues.
UN Environmental Programme Award.
World Environment Centre Gold
Medal for International Achievement.
HF Johnson Jr. sustains
carnauba palm trees containing a
crucial ingredient for products
Diversey becomes a member
of the World Wildlife Fund’s
Climate Savers programme.
AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning,
1st business-to-business chemical
manufacturer to be awarded.
Founded Marine Stewardship
Council with World Wildlife Fund.
APEOs phased out in Europe.
Directive 2003/53/EC did not outlaw APEOs until 2003.
Presidential Citation,
1st Annual Environmental and Conservation Awards Program.
Removed CFC’s from all aerosol products 13 years
before the Montreal Protocol.
Recent Record of Environmental Leadership
When Newsweek magazines released its 2012 Green Rankings of the 500 largest
publicly owned companies in the United States, Sealed Air ranked number 2 among
the 34 companies in the “materials” industry. Among all 500 companies, Sealed Air
ranked 174 in the survey, up 97 positions from last year.
Recognised by Fortune as a top 10 global innovator and
socially responsible leader on their list of the “World’s Most
Admired Companies” in 2012 ,2013 AND number 1 in 2014
Diversey Care is one of only a handful of companies accepted by the World
Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers Programme. This is a 10 year commitment to
reduce our CO2eq. values by an absolute value of 25% versus the 2003 baseline
“Diversey Care has set a new standard for addressing climate change. The company is stepping
into uncharted territory with an initiative that should serve as a blueprint for the entire industry.”
Carter Roberts, President & CEO WWF
The result of the Climate Savers commitment
Diversey was the first in the industry to make such as
commitment and the first WWF CS member to provide a
‘sustainable business case’
At the end of 2013, Diversey operations recorded a
reduction in absolute CO2 emissions by 48.5% from
2003 levels.
This commitment focused on global operations, in four
key areas:
1) company fleet transportation,
2) manufacture sites and operations,
3) offices and laboratories,
4) business air travel.
“We learned that Climate protection creates value by
inspiring new ways to conduct business, unlocking
innovation and customer partnerships” – Ilham Kadri
And work upstream and downstream to:
- help customers reduce their emissions through the use of our products and
- collaborate with suppliers to collectively reduce greenhouse gas footprints
Soap for Hope
• The project gives the needy a chance to work on their own soap gives them a chance to own
their own project and creates intimacy.
• The Diversey Care network into local NGOs make sure that the soap goes directly to the people
in need
• Only Diversey Care has the touch with the NGOs Network making it easy for business
stakeholders to contribute to the community
Involving local teams creates the intimacy with the
community while the generating employee
engagement and pride for helping their own
Along with other forms of aid, the soap repurposed
during the last event has been forwarded already
to Philippines for the Typhoon Aid (Nov ’13)
Re-imagine the Soap Project
Cold Press revitalizes the Soap Project and makes this sustainability effort more sustainable,
reducing costs for transportation and localizing the efforts bringing the soap closer to the
people who need it most
Collection of Soap
Cutting the Soap to
Smaller Pieces
Soaps in Diversey
Sanitizers for 30-45 sec
After sanitizing, mix the
cubed soaps in a bowl
Transfer the soaps into
the mold
Mold placed in the
Soaps pressed
Soap bricks emerge
below the press
Dry the soap bricks in
the sun for an hour
Much needed hygiene
for all
The Bittim Soap Project
• The Anatolian Peninsula has been marked as the cradle of
civilization still hosting traditions and mysteries dating back
thousands of year
• Several years ago, Diversey Care embarked on a mission to
resurrect an old Anatolian recipe, an organic soap derived from
Bittim* (from the same family as pistachios)
• Women in Southeastern Turkey were trained for safe soap
manufacturing techniques and were empowered to provide
soap for guests of hotels in Turkey to experience the value of
this traditional handmade soap with the satisfaction of being
part of a charity effort
The way Forward
Three essentials for Sustainability progress:
Key Enablers: PUBLIC + PRIVATE
The general public, authorities and institutions, companies, NGOs
Stop greenwashing
Raise public awareness
Raise politicians awareness
A common agenda for Policy Makers, NGO, Producers, Retailers, Media,...
Subsidize eco-innovations at the end-user level
Establish regulatory frameworks that considers a product’s life cycle
« Cradle-to-Cradle » approach
Adopt Sustainable Procurement
Galileo Galilei, 1633
A Call to a “Cleaner Sustainable Way”…
“We are the last generation who have the luxury to make a
choice: let’s make the choice for a cleaner and sustainable
future in the Hygiene and Cleaning world”
Dr. Ilham Kadri