Hartson-Kennedy on Sustainability

In 2022, Hartson-Kennedy, Inc. was purchased by Broadview Holding, a Netherlands-based global leader in material technology. Part of Broadview’s explicit strategy is that each business in its group, including Hartson-Kennedy, Inc., will pursue ambitious sustainability initiatives and results. Along with Broadview Holding, Hartson-Kennedy, Inc. is committed to a long-term planning horizon that includes becoming an industry-leading environmental steward.

A key element to this approach is being highly transparent about our current environmental footprint as well as our plans and targets for reducing our overall impact. Hartson-Kennedy, Inc.’s sustainability policy is built upon a basic motivation to shift from “being less bad” for the environment to being “good” and having a positive impact on the world around us. This approach has three stages:

Do No Harm. We comply with safety, product and sustainability regulations and guidelines set by the country in which we operate. We are focused on materializing opportunities that minimize the environmental impact of our operations and products.

Do Good. We support our suppliers and customers in meeting their sustainability challenges. We will continue to look for opportunities and initiatives to support and promote longer-term sustainability beyond the direct scope of our current operations.

Do Better. We believe that investing in sustainability should be beneficial to the long-term position of the company. Many sustainability challenges constitute good business opportunities that will allow the company to continue to grow.