Chemicals/ Specialty Chemicals

Consulting Projects

Corporate Sustainability Messaging & Action Plan

Senior leaders of our Chemicals Practice worked closely with a multinational chemical company to help turn its corporate vision of sustainability into clear messages and implementable actions. Our process involved: 1) benchmarking 18 chemical companies on sustainability performance, 2) outlining key sustainability trends and various long-term scenarios of diverse industry sectors, 3) assessing the sustainability potential of the client’s business, and 4) pressure testing the credibility of its sustainability messages with the financial community and investors. Engagement outcomes directly presented the client’s overall strategy and communication programs with internal and external stakeholders.

Investment Strategy in Bio-Renewables

A leading global specialty chemicals company required the understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with a significant investment in bio-renewables, potentially from raw materials through polymer compounding. We conducted a full market assessment of the conventional polymer universe and a forecast on current versus future bio-renewable alternatives. We also analyzed supply–demand, pricing and value chain, and key success factors together with the impact of oil prices to determine the probability of major risks. This comprehensive view of the entire bio-polymer value chain directly enables the client’s participation strategy.

Sustainability in Personal Care Polymers

A leading global marketer of performance polymers needed to build a sustainable position in selected polymers for the personal care application. The client sought out Kline due to our position as an industry expert in personal care ingredients. Leaders of our personal care ingredients practice held depth discussions with customers across the globe to challenge and/or validate the client’s hypothesis and business model, as well as to identify unmet needs. Kline delivered a comprehensive business strategy, including closing key gaps, for client implementation.

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Vice President & Global Sustainability Leader

Vice President, Chemicals Practice Leader