Dear Avient Stakeholder,
We appreciate that you have chosen to read Avient’s Sustainability Report.
Avient has clear responsibilities related to environmental, social and governance matters. We provide oversight and guidance with regard to how the Board and management evaluate and integrate these responsibilities into Avient's business conduct. This includes equal opportunity and respect for all people, regardless of religious beliefs, age, race, gender or sexual orientation, as fully explained in Avient’s Code of Conduct and its Position on Human Rights. This also includes being a passionate steward of our natural resources for the long-term health and vitality of our planet.
As you read this report, you will note that Avient has continued to advance its policies, partnerships, investments and actions in support of ESG leadership. The company’s 10-K has increased transparency and disclosures on human capital matters as well. Our recently updated Corporate Governance Guidelines and our Committee charter furthers our commitment to maintain diversity at the highest levels of our company. In terms of background, expertise, demographics, and perspectives, Avient’s Board and leadership team are more diverse than ever before.
There are many aspects to sustainability, and they are at the core of Avient’s strategy. This includes our dedicated investments in R&D to innovate the future material science needs of our customers. Sustainable product development and other commitments are outlined in Avient’s 2030 Sustainability Goals. These goals were instituted two years ago to deliver value to the company’s many stakeholders, and the company’s progress toward their achievement has been published for each.
We thank you for your ongoing interest in this growing, innovative company and the positive impact that Avient is making through the responsible and safe execution of our vision.
Members of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee
Avient Board of Directors
Sandra Beach Lin
Dr. Patricia Verduin