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Corporate Responsibility

Sustainability

KMG is dedicated to the development, implementation and maintenance of Sustainable practices at all locations. Our Corporate Sustainability goals are designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce air emissions, and minimize the consumption of natural resources. We are committed to maintaining our valuable resources for future generations. Because Sustainability remains an integral component of our corporate strategic plans, we continually strive to create a culture and environment that is Sustainable, Safe, Responsible and Secure.

Our Conservation & Recycling Efforts

At KMG, we focus on materials and energy conservation through the careful management of the environment and of our natural resources. Each year, we set specific objectives to lower our power usage per pound of product produced and to reduce our waste generation versus an established baseline.

Within our Electronic Chemicals business, we:

  • Implemented a comprehensive reuse and recycling program for our products and containers.
  • Reuse excess or off-spec material (e.g., downgrade it to a usable grade); blend it with other products to create a usable product; or repurpose it for sale into a new market.
  • Employ a robust program for the cleaning and reuse of our drums and totes.
  • For containers that cannot be reused, we triple-rinse them to a pH neutral state, compact them on-site and sell the scrap material to recyclers who convert it into plastic piping, thereby reducing the impact to landfills.
  • Recycle shipping-related cardboard in our electronic chemical manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintain a sizable plastic pallet inventory that enables repeated reuse, thereby decreasing reliance on typical wood pallets, which have a shorter usable life.
  • Maximize and consolidate our truck shipment loads, thus reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions during transportation.

Within our Wood Treating Chemicals business, we:

  • Sell the hydrochloric acid that is produced as a byproduct of the Penta manufacturing process.
  • Employ a comprehensive metal and scrap metal recycling program.
  • Maintain a sizable plastic pallet inventory that enables repeated reuse, thereby decreasing reliance on typical wood pallets, which have a shorter usable life.
  • Reuse and recycle woven polypropylene Super Sack® containers.