At CUF, sustainability is continuously present.
Sustainability was always part of the company’s everyday life. It was always felt as a current theme. It is embedded in the spirit of everyone who work at CUF.
CUF’s plants at Estarreja produce chemicals which are indispensable to modern societies.
From Aniline, used to produce MDI and in the rubber industry, to Nitric Acid used in the feed industry, or Nitrobenzene, which is very useful in the pharmaceutical industry, or Chlorine and its by-products, used in to purify drinking water and recreational water.
At CUF, Sustainability gains added visibility in every aspect of its life, and in the values that guide us everyday.
Innovation is one of such aspects. It is embedded in the Company’s DNA. Thanks to Innovation, CUF owns proprietary technology for the production of Aniline and nanostructured ceramics, with a portfolio of 12 patent families.
In the sphere of logistics and the handling of its products, CUF banks heavily on environmental and economic effectiveness.
And, as organisations are made up of people, CUF wants motivated and happy employees. Our ambition is to be one of the best industrial companies to work in.
Key indicators clearly translate the results achieved. Energy intensity is declining every year; the same
happens with the usage of some raw materials.
At economic performance level, indicators are also positive. Cumulative economic value increased to €29 million in 2016 and EBITDA improved by 2%, achieving a margin of 13%.
Another commitment which CUF has always embraced is with its surrounding communities.
As member of the World's Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care® programme, CUF is proud to have founded PACOPAR - the Community Advisory Panel of the Responsible Action Program in Estarreja. The merit of this initiative is patent
in the first prize awarded by CEFIC just recently.
PACOPAR’s activity has a strong impact on the local community and sponsors over a dozen projects every year, however, CUF social engagements do not end here.
CUF sponsors directly several local associations developing work of recognised merit. In 2016, for instance, it sponsored young water sports athletes.
CUF sponsors the Sea Life Rescue Centre of the University of Aveiro, supplying products such as hypochlorite, thus contributing to save different endangered species.
CUF believes that Chemistry and Science are crucial for the advancement of society. We believe that their development will provide the solutions to the big issues which presently affect the Planet and Humanity.
This is why at CUF we say that “We Are Bound by Chemistry”.