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Sustainability

SABO is committed to operate a sustainable business through the alignment of business objectives with initiatives to drive continuous improvements in health, safety, and environmental performance. Our sustainability objectives are centered on safeguarding our employees, the public, and the environment, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance and the safe use of our products.

Sustainability Starts with Safety
The safety of our employees and the general public is SABO’s first priority. We operate a rigorous Occupational Health and Safety Management System certified in compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007, which is fully integrated into the Company Management System. These systems are in compliance with the requirements of the EU Directive 2012/18/UE and local authority regulations (Legislative Decree no. 105/2015), and in alignment with the highest standards expected of major chemical companies worldwide.

The Levate plant incorporates state-of-the-art preventive and safety measures against accidents, and the staff has been trained in the proper management of the plant in both normal operations and in emergencies. Many of our employees are also certified as fire fighters and/or first aid responders. Our Emergency Team follows a regular program of exercises and training sessions in order to maintain and improve the state of preparedness. General rules of conduct for employees, contractors, and visitors are set out in the Norme Generali di Comportamento.

Environmental Protection
To measure and support the reduction of SABO’s environmental impacts, the company has established an Environmental Management System certified in compliance with ISO 14001:2015. Green Chemistry principles are used to reduce or eliminate the potential for environmental impacts in our manufacturing processes, including recycling of by-products and water, decreasing waste generation and emissions, and using renewable raw materials wherever feasible. As part of these initiatives, SABO recently joined with other supply chain stakeholders as a member in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Regulatory Compliance & Product Stewardship
Compliance with chemical regulations is an essential part of our business. SABO’s products are compliant with REACH (EC 1907/2006) and also national chemical regulations throughout the world. Within REACH, we are also active in industry consortia to register specific chemical families including light stabilizers and antioxidants (LiSAO) and fatty acid based surfactants (FEUC).

Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, security, and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes. Sabo is proud to support Responsible Care® through our membership in Italian chemical trade association Federchimica.

Quality
SABO is proud to have earned ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification in recognition of our ongoing commitments to quality and safety. We are certified by an internationally recognized certifying organization as part of our efforts to continuously improve our quality systems and processes.

SABO has also been certified for the production of special products according to the EFfCI GMP Standard for Cosmetic Ingredients 2005 and the FAMI-QS Code of Practices for Feed Additive and Premixture Operators (Version 5, April 2009).

SABO has recently announced membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international organization working to ensure that uses of palm oil are managed sustainably.

Downloads
Download PDF ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2015
 
Download PDF FAMI-QS Certification
 
Download PDF EFfCI's and GMP Certificate
 
Download PDF RSPO Supply Chain Certification Systems