THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today published its 2017 corporate sustainability report, "Bringing Chemistry to Life: Growth and Sustainability in Asia Pacific," on its web site at www.huntsman.com/sustainability. The report discusses Huntsman's commitment to Asia Pacific (APAC) and its role in the economic and social development of the region.
Huntsman has regional headquarters, production sites, technology centers, sales offices and customer service centers throughout APAC. Approximately 3,500 Huntsman employees work and live in APAC, and more than one-quarter of the company's $8 billion in revenues were generated in the region in 2017.
"Over half the world's population lives in APAC, and the region's growth is phenomenal," said Corporate Sustainability Officer Ron Gerrard. "However, such extraordinary growth can bring with it challenging socio-economic trends, like increased urbanization, greater need for adequate food and clean water, and more transportation, energy and power requirements. It gives me great pride to see what Huntsman's products, production facilities and associates in the region are doing to address these issues and to provide solutions that reduce negative impacts and create a more sustainable future."
The 2017 report includes Huntsman's annual Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact, as well as a variety of stories that demonstrate the company's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This is Huntsman's eighth sustainability report since launching its corporate sustainability initiative in 2010.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2017 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman's operations, the ability to implement cost reductions and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses, and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.
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