Corporate Social Responsibility

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Waste Reduction / Recycling

Waste reduction is the most important driver for improving Fort Dearborn’s environmental footprint.

By minimizing waste in our manufacturing plants, Fort Dearborn also reduces the quantity of electricity, natural gas, water use and the amount of air emissions from any volatile solvents.

We are targeting waste through more effective order engineering to minimize layout waste and focused efforts in each plant to minimize job make-ready and run waste while increasing the recycling and/or reuse rate for any waste generated within our facilities.


Fort Dearborn is committed to the support of sustainable business practices.

Environmental Health & Safety Policy

Fort Dearborn Company is committed to protecting the health and safety of our associates, our customers and the communities where we operate.

By integrating sound environmental, health and safety (EHS) policies into all aspects of our business, we are able to produce products in safe workplaces that are environmentally responsible.

We strive for continuous improvement of our EHS management systems through ongoing program evaluation, workplace inspection and training to achieve industry leading performance.

Conformance to this policy is the responsibility of every associate.

Supplier Diversity

Fort Dearborn Company recognizes the importance of supplier diversity in our procurement practices. We are committed to providing qualified Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) with the opportunity to do business with Fort Dearborn Company.

Partnering with a diverse range of suppliers can create a competitive advantage for our company and enhance our ability to provide products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ needs and create customer value.

Our Supplier Diversity Goals
  • Continue to seek opportunities to purchase from MBE suppliers where competitive

  • Communicate the value of supplier diversity both internally and externally

  • Monitor our progress and strive for continuous improvement toward achieving our goals


Ontario Toxics Reduction Program

Fort Dearborn Company intends to be in full compliance with all federal and provincial environmental protection regulations. Plan Summary Preview for Leamington, Ontario CA
Certification Statement and Annual Report 2013 and 2014 for Leamington, Ontario CA