Sustainability at Ansell

As a manufacturing company with a complex production footprint, sustainability risks and opportunities arise at multiple points across our value chain, from raw material sourcing and production through to product disposal. This comes with obligations and responsibilities to our shareholders, customers, employees and our broader workforce, alongside our suppliers, community and the planet.

Sustainability is increasingly integral to Ansell’s strategy. Continuous investment in CSR and sustainability is a key strand of our strategic approach, while employee passion and sustainable practices underpin our Eight Dimensions of Differentiation.

Sustainability Stories

February 27, 2020 Environment


Community engagement boosts moral, team building and collaboration – all qualities that Ansell values. The team at Ansell’s Cowansville office donated HyFlex® gloves to local non-profit community center in Quebec, making their gardening tasks safer and more comfortable.
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Sustainability Pillars

Human Rights

A Culture of Safety and Integrity

In accordance with global human rights, labor standards, country law and Ansell values, we support and respect the rights of our employees and communities in which we operate. We continuously strive to maintain world-class occupational safety and health performance, keeping our coworkers safe on the job, whether that means a manufacturing facility in Malaysia, an office in Belgium, or a distribution center in the United States. As a safety company, we particularly want to take care of the people who take care of us – from our valued coworkers to stakeholders in our supply chain; from our customers to the communities in which we operate.
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Addressing the Needs of People

Ansell is helping people around the world improve their safety and well-being. We support non-profit organizations aligned with our four corporate social responsibility pillars. These organizations are educating young people to build a more sustainable future, bringing wellness education to our coworkers and their families, and helping communities recover when disaster strikes. Through a range of volunteer and charitable activities, we aim to address the specific needs of local communities.
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Targeting Environmental Improvement

At Ansell, we continue our journey toward becoming a more eco-friendly company by improving our environmental management standards and minimizing our carbon footprint. In our commitment to reduce climate impact, we are establishing achievable, multi-year reduction targets for GHG emissions, water, energy, and waste. As we move forward on our sustainability journey, driven by coworker engagement, strategic partnerships, technological innovation and operational advances, we will continue to make steady progress toward these goals.
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Integrity, Transparency and Fairness

Ansell continues to make progress with strategies that will grow our business in a sustainable manner, based on the principles of integrity, transparency and fairness. Recognizing the growing importance of sustainability issues, the Board has widened the brief of its Risk Committee, and renamed it as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Risk Committee. Our governance framework ensures the long-term health of our company, and we will continue to engage with our stakeholders to understand and respond to issues that are important to our employees, customers, investors, distributors, suppliers, regulators, CSR rating agencies, and advocacy groups.
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