Adhex, an industrial company fully aware of the current and future environmental and social challenges

Our mission is to become the leading supplier of custom adhesive solutions not only for the quality of our technology, but also because of our conscious practices. Our commitments bring meaning to our work and unite our teams behind shared values.

Adhex, an industrial company fully aware of the current and future environmental and social challenges

Our mission is to become the leading supplier of custom adhesive solutions not only for the quality of our technology, but also because of our conscious practices. Our commitments bring meaning to our work and unite our teams behind shared values.

Adhex, an industrial company fully aware of the current and future environmental and social challenges

Our mission is to become the leading supplier of custom adhesive solutions not only for the quality of our technology, but also because of our conscious practices. Our commitments bring meaning to our work and unite our teams behind shared values.

We consider it our duty to proactively reduce our carbon footprint

Adhex has pioneered the eco-design of adhesives without VOCs (*Volatile Organic Compounds) and their share has increased from 29% to 64% since 2012.

To keep up with demand for sustainable solutions, we added a high-performance coating machine to our arsenal in 2020 that is used exclusively to make VOC-free adhesives. This exciting step forward is accompanied by a continuous effort to improve the energy efficiency of our facilities.

Some examples of how we do so are by fine-tuning machine aeraulics; recovering energy lost in production to heat our buildings; installing free cooling air conditioners and using smart

technology to monitor our energy efficiency.

We’re also always looking for ways to upcycle our waste. For example, our foam waste is donated to a plastics manufacturer where it is reground to make pipes.

We believe Adhex should set a positive example in our communities around the world

Through respectful interaction and engagement with our local communities, we aim to be a positive force wherever we go. Above all else, our objective is to be a responsible employer.

We establish close links with technical training courses and work with local institutions to develop educational pathways to employment at Adhex.

We are committed to diversity, gender equality and equal opportunity, and have established strong ties with local disability advocacy organisations.
We believe that local manufacturing is vital to shaping the future of industry into one that balances high productivity with environmental sustainability.

We hold ourselves to a very high standard of business ethics, detailed in the Adhex Group’s ethics charter. Our business partners and suppliers undergo a strict vetting process to ensure their values are aligned with our own.

Additionally, we adopt a unique approach for an industrial group by funding artistic development. We host one artist-in-residence per year to create original works, which helps us question our assumptions by viewing our industry through their eyes.

People are at the centre of what we do

We are proud of our ability to hire dozens of talented team members of all ages each year and train them throughout their careers, retaining many until retirement.

Health and safety is our top priority. Our adhesive designs protect the safety of individuals in a broad range of situations. Whether they are used to glue safety instructions onto an airbag; attach a bandage or electrode to a patient; or protect a building from harsh weather conditions, our products have an invisible but crucial role in daily life.

This is a responsibility we take very seriously.
Respect is a founding principle at Adhex: for each other, for the benefits that our cultural and

geographical diversity bring, for equality among our ranks and for our enduring commitments to our clients, employees and partners.

40%

reduction in energy consumption per m² of adhesive produced between 2012 and 2020

64%

of Adhex adhesives are solvent-free

30%

of our total workforce and managers/supervisors are women

8

organisations are sponsored by Adhex and AdhexPharma (Interface, Aware, Frac Bourgogne, CGFL, AIC, Simon de Syrène, Chenôve Triathlon and Chenôve Basket)

Top 4%

of the worlds most CSR-performing companies. Gold medal awarded by EcoVadis with a score of 68/100.

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