Pioneering a Sustainable Future: Jebsen & Jessen Group's 2022 Sustainability Report Sets New Standards

Marking a first in the industry, Jebsen & Jessen Group adopts the groundbreaking UN-endorsed FBSD framework, showcasing commitment and leadership in sustainability.

Jebsen & Jessen Group, a diversified industrial conglomerate, recently published its groundbreaking 2022 sustainability report, marking a significant milestone as the first family business to apply the Sustainability Indicators for Family Business (SIFB). This initiative aligns with the ‘Family Business for Sustainable Development’ (FBSD) framework, co-developed by the Family Business Network (FBN) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The report, titled ‘Our Mackerel Spirit: Navigating the Currents of Sustainable Development as a Family Business in South East Asia’, demonstrates Jebsen & Jessen Group's dedication to sustainable change through self-accountability and transparency. It reflects on the Group’s 30-year journey in sustainability, highlighting key achievements and future goals.

Heinrich Jessen, Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen Group, expressed his pride in the company’s progress and reaffirmed their commitment to comprehensive sustainability, having signed the Family Business Sustainability Pledge. He emphasized the ongoing nature of sustainable development and the company's role in shaping a sustainable future.

Key aspects of the report include:

  1. Group-wide Sustainability Strategy: Adhering to the FBSD framework, the report details the Group’s efforts in economic, environmental, social, institutional, and family business sustainability, particularly focusing on Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) standards.
  2. Notable Achievements:
    • Achieving 100% carbon neutrality in 2011 as the first industrial company in South East Asia.
    • Offsetting 46,052 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2021.
    • Investing heavily in employee training, with over 33,000 hours and SGD378,457.30 spent in 2022.
    • Implementing a biomass boiler project in Vietnam, reducing carbon footprint by approximately 11,440 tonnes annually.
    • Investing SGD1,850,000 in the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund I-B to combat ocean plastic waste and climate change.
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About Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is a leading solutions provider and distributor of specialty chemicals and life science ingredients covering a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. Our expert technical sales and responsive customer service teams connect technologies from our world-leading partners to thousands of manufacturers across South East Asia and China. 

In business for over 60 years, we operate six regional business lines: Coating & Resins, Plastics & Rubber, Performance Chemicals, Feed, Food, and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care. Leveraging our local presence, technical expertise and extensive portfolios, we solve our customers’ problems and keep them updated with the latest market intelligence and trends, creating maximum value for all of our stakeholders and helping bring innovative products to market faster.

  • Direct presence in 8 countries including emerging markets, with local-language technical sales and customer service staff at 17 locations
  • Locally present and regionally integrated distribution partner, with regional technical sales and distribution network covering all of ASEAN and China
  • World-class, certified warehouses in each market
  • 600m² of regional innovation labs provide customers and technology partners with outstanding development and application opportunities
  • Distributing 100,000+ tonnes of specialty chemicals and ingredients annually
  • More than 175 technology partners, including many of the world’s leading brands, serving 4,000 customers throughout the region
  • The Jebsen & Jessen Group was the first industrial company in South East Asia to achieve 100% carbon neutrality (since 2011)


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