2022 Sustainability Report
The Stepan 2022 Sustainability Report, "Building Toward a More Sustainable Tomorrow", is now available! In our report, you’ll learn about Stepan’s commitments to our sustainability principles of People, Planet, Products and Practices, as well as the significant progress we made in 2022.
Stepan Sustainability Blog
Each month, we will share a new blog post that highlights sustainability market trends, Stepan sustainability news and sustainable products and formulations that help us cultivate a cleaner and better future.

Our Sustainability Priorities

Responsible Practices

Responsible Practices

Our goal is to deliver sustainable economic value, demonstrate accountability to our stakeholders and operate our business responsibly and ethically.

Read about our work to drive ethical and responsible behavior across our value chain.

Advantageous Products

Advantageous Products

We continuously strive to deliver innovative products from responsibly sourced materials that promote energy efficiency, improved health and wellness, and reduced environmental impact.

Learn more about how our products promote sustainability.

Investing in People

Investing in People

Stepan is firmly committed to the safety, development and well-being of our employees, and to actively engage within the communities in which we operate.

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Goals for a More Sustainable Future


  • 0.25

    Employee Safety

    Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) across all Stepan facilities by 2025
  • 10

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    reduction per metric ton (MT) production from 2016 baseline by 2025.
  • 20

    Global Electricity

    from renewable energy by 2025.
  • 100

    Water Conservation

    conduct risk assessment and establish water management plans at all sites by 2023.
  • 40

    Water Conservation

    reduction in water use across our 2016 baseline sites by 2025.
  • 80

    Sustainably Advantaged Products

    R&D investment dedicated toward sustainable processes and products by 2023.
  • 100

    Ethics and Compliance

    employee participation in safety and ethics training.

Our Memberships

Responsible Care®

The Responsible Care program provides an industry-specific framework for best practices by focusing attention on the key issues and opportunities for our industry. 

UN Global Compact

As a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, Stepan supports the Ten Global Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We commit to advancing the broad goals of the UN across areas of influence.


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