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Palm Oil Processors and/or Traders
29 August 2011
Stepan Company is a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in consumer products and industrial applications. Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are the key ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. Manufacturers of detergents, shampoos, lotions, toothpastes and cosmetics depend on surfactants to achieve the foaming and cleaning qualities of their products. Other applications include lubricating ingredients and emulsifiers for spreading of agricultural products. Stepan produces biocidal quaternary compounds as well. The company is also a principal supplier of phthalicanhydride, a commodity chemical intermediate used in polyester resins, alkyd resins and plasticizers. Stepan sells polyurethane polyols and foam systems into the expanding thermal insulation market primarily used by construction and refrigeration industries.The Mission of Stepan Company is to meet the requirements of all our stakeholders - customers, stockholders, employees and the communities in which we operate. With a keen focus on our customers, we will drive growth, deliver innovation and achieve a strong return for our shareholders by becoming the leading manufacturer of surfactants and polyester polyols in the world and a leading supplier of chemical specialties.Stepan is committed to operate in a safe and sustainable manner, and to work consistently to reduce our environmental footprint. The company strives to manufacture products in a way that will minimize the materials taken from and the waste returned to the environment, as well as toreduce the amount of the energy used in operations. Stepan will work closely with customers and supply partners to maintain and further continuous commitment to sustainability. Membership in RSPO provides another avenue in furtherance of these goals, in particular through engagement with like-minded supply chain partners.
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