About the Report

The 2015 Sustainability Report for Calgon Carbon Corporation provides an update to our sustainability program and progress with respect to our key focus areas - our employees, products, environmental performance and community efforts. This report also contains general information including company background, structure and governance policies.

Calgon Carbon has embarked on a journey to improve our environmental, social and economic impact. As a reflection of our commitment, we maintain the following mission statement articulating our approach:

"At Calgon Carbon, we provide purification products and solutions to our customers. We do this by managing our Company in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner in order to protect the interests of the current and future global community."

In support of our mission, we recognize common challenges and how we fit within the global community. As a result, our efforts will focus on the following key areas:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Enhancing Our Workplace
  • Community Support
  • Product Stewardship

This report explains our approach to managing our business with regard to our key focus areas, and includes information for various performance indicators and metrics using the Global Reporting Index (GRI) G4 reporting framework and guidelines. Key performance indicators were selected based on a review of the overall GRI Indicator list, and includes those that are material to Calgon Carbon's operations. To develop this report, we have focused on indicators related to employment, safety, society and the environment.

A variety of systems were developed and utilized to ensure our indicator data are consistent and accurate. These systems include, but are not limited to, the sustainability reporting database, safety incident reporting database and energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions calculation systems and surveys. Data are determined via direct measurement where available or otherwise estimated. Data quality and accuracy were evaluated through internal processes and standards.

The 2015 Sustainability Report marks our third report of this kind. With the intent to publish annually, our report provides our stakeholders - shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, communities, regulators and officials, trade associates and non-governmental organizations - with information explaining our approach to managing our business and highlights of our current and future efforts.

If you have any questions concerning this report, please contact:

Abby Rubright
EHS Program Leader, III
Calgon Carbon Corporation
Office: (412) 787-6700
Email: Sustainability@calgoncarbon.com