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Sustainability is an important measure of Cabot's continued success. We are proud of the significant progress that we have made toward our sustainability goals. Our 2012/2013 Sustainability Report "Advancing" summarizes our progress and commitment in safety, environmental impacts and community outreach.

The report was issued in conformance with the Global Reporting Initiative's™ (GRI) comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Framework. View the full GRI Index.

Highlights from our latest sustainability report include the following:

  • Portfolio management:In 2012, Cabot completed the acquisition of Norit, a leading producer of activated carbon. Now referred to as Cabot's Purification Solutions Segment, the acquisition enhanced our participation in environmental and purification solutions markets.
  • Employee safety: We have worked hard to reduce our recordable incident number. In 2012, we reduced our Total Recordable Incident Rate by 35% compared to 2011.
  • Environmental performance: Since 2005, Cabot invested $187 million in energy efficiency projects. In addition, our masterbatch manufacturing facilities experienced a 27% reduction in energy intensity since 2005, the greatest overall reduction of all Cabot businesses.
  • Innovation: In early 2013, Cabot established a new plastics applications development laboratory in Shanghai, China that contains the latest technologies and testing equipment to provide global, best-in-class technical service. With this lab, Cabot can better meet the unique requirements of its Asia-based customers across a range of critical applications.
  • Training and development: The Developing Leaders program was established to provide our leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in their roles. Our goal of training at least 75% of our people leaders was exceeded, with training completed for 84% of our people leaders.
  • Community outreach: From calendar year 2012 to June 2013, the Cabot Foundation and our local businesses donated or pledged a combined $2.4 million in direct and in-kind support of a wide range of programs aimed to contribute to community success, improve science and technology literacy and support human services programs.

We hope you find our sustainability report informative and we welcome your feedback on our progress.



Advancing Sustainability

Sustainability is an important measure of Cabot's continued success. Our 2012/2013 report summarizes our progress and commitment to improvements in safety, our environmental impact and community outreach.

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