To Protect and Care for People and Contribute to a Healthier World

Case Study

Diversey creates sustainable hygiene, infection prevention, and cleaning solutions for customers around the globe. The company’s sustainability strategy to “Protect. Care. Sustain.” is supported by both near- and longer-term targets that act to further reduce Diversey’s environmental footprint, improve social responsibility, and deliver solutions to help customers achieve their sustainability goals.

The company set out to establish a science-based carbon target in 2023 , outline progressive steps to lower its carbon footprint and achieve net zero carbon emissions in company operations by 2050. Despite drastic changes in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversey reduced its carbon footprint in manufacturing sites, warehouses and offices. A partnership with the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers reduced Diversey’s GHG footprint by 48% in absolute emissions. Diversey also set a net positive goal, meaning the energy, water, waste and GHG emissions reductions they deliver for their customers will more than offset their environmental footprint.

Bain Capital Private Equity supports management’s ESG strategy and priorities. Diversey's Vice President of Sustainability oversees operationalizing the ESG strategy and annual internal and external reporting and works with supply chain management to identify best practices, influence projects and measure impacts. The Director of Quality, EHS, and Crisis Management sets strategies in supply chain management and initiating projects to achieve environmental impact reduction. In addition, Diversey has sophisticated hiring, engagement, well- being and safety practices to care for its employees and innovative community involvement activities to enhance its positive impact on society.

Diversey’s products deliver sustainability benefits, some of which include:

  • Super Concentrates – Highly concentrated cleaning products packaged in closed-loop systems save up to 98% packaging compared to ready-to-use products
  • TASKI® – Innovative product line reduces energy and GHG emissions up to 60%; reduces chemical and water use 67%; optimizes energy consumption
  • DryFormanceTM – Can eliminate the need for water in conveyor lubrication systems in food and beverage plants

Diversey’s consulting services can help customers save water, conserve energy, eliminate waste, and reduce GHG emissions. Customer savings in 2021 include:

Metric Tonsof Waste6KEliminateGallons of Water7BConservekwH of Energy500MSaveMetric Tonsof CO2206KSave