Richard Ward

Commercial Vice President, Brenntag UK & Ireland

Presentation: Sustainability and Responsible Care in the chemical distribution industry – KEYNOTE

Bio: Richard has over 20 years experience in chemical manufacturing and distribution. Having held a number of product, commercial and business management positions in Brenntag across EMEA, Richard is the Commercial VP for Brenntag UK & Ireland. He is the Executive Board sponsor for Sustainability and CSR, and is an active ambassador for BrenntagGiving Charity initiative.

As a distributor of chemicals, ingredients and services across a wide range of applications, Brenntag plays a key role in the chemical industry’s value chain and its efficiency. Sustainable management of a globally operating company such as Brenntag is a continuous challenge which the company is happy to take on. The session will discuss responsible corporate behaviour and the importance of collaborative approach across the supply chain, review current schemes and practices for sustainable value creation, and give insights to the development process of environmentally friendly products and services. Special focus will be given to the issue of the sustainability of packaging in the chemical supply chain and the need for producers and end users to embrace this concept.  Richard will also speak about the importance of employee engagement to support sustainability and responsible care practices both within the organisation and across wider chemical industry.