Living our core values is our commitment to our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate. That is why we have made the following commitments:
We will eliminate the use of long-chain PFAS in recently integrated operations by the end of 2019.
We will eliminate the purchase and use of all firefighting foams made with PFAS at our sites by the end of 2021.
We will continue to remediate our sites that have a PFAS footprint.
We support U.S. EPA and global regulatory efforts to develop science-based guidelines for PFAS and commit to meeting these requirements in our global operations.
Beginning in 2020, we expect to provide free access to our product stewardship software, grant royalty-free licenses to others that want to pursue PFAS remediation using our PFAS water treatment resin technologies, and fund grants to universities and other research institutes for new, innovative PFAS remediation technologies.
Also beginning in 2020, we will add external experts to supplement our existing review processes for the use and handling of substances of concern.
Finally, we will share our progress toward meeting these commitments.