Environmental, Social, and Governance Commitment
At Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC), we are committed to creating a more sustainable future. We convert unique environmentally beneficial materials science into value-added products and services for industrial and consumer applications. Our research and development teams deliver innovative technologies and products that: address climate change, use renewable materials, and enable sustainable waste management. We do this while maintaining the highest performance and processability.
– G. Patrick Lynch, President & CEO
Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC) utilizes electricity generated by 100% renewable sources, through the purchase of energy off-set credits, for all facilities in the USA. This annually offsets greenhouse gas emissions to the equivalent of…
Additionally, NTIC develops technologies that support green manufacturing processes and energy production. Lastly, we help our global customers mitigate their impact on the environment through our three divisions, ZERUST®, Zerust® Oil & Gas, and Natur-Tec®.
ZERUST®/EXCOR® is a leading provider of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) technologies. Our solutions are used for product packaging, rust prevention, and rust removers to reduce the impact manufacturing has on the environment by:
Zerust® Oil & Gas provides corrosion mitigation solutions and services to customers in the oil and gas and process chemical industries. Zerust® Oil & Gas products reduce the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry by:
Zerust® Oil & Gas solutions are designed to meet stringent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations and are approved for use by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Since 2004, Natur-Tec® has focused on engineering and manufacturing bio-based and compostable plastics intended to replace conventional, petroleum-based plastics. Natur-Tec® has a broad bioplastics portfolio that spans flexible film, rigid injection molded materials, and engineered plastics. These applications produce 100% certified biodegradable and compostable finished products, such as bags, food service products, and product packaging. Natur-Tec® products support the sustainability goals of people and companies by:
Each business unit of NTIC supports greener manufacturing, energy production, and facilities. From ZERUST® corrosion solutions for industrial and oil and gas applications to Natur-Tec®’s high-quality, certified bio-based, and 100% compostable resins and products, NTIC is actively working towards better environmental solutions and promoting sustainability efforts.
Investing in our employees to create a sustainable workforce is a key focus at NTIC. We provide career development, continuing education, training opportunities, and leadership development, enabling employees at all levels to expand their skills. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NTIC has operated with an abundance of caution, with the health and safety of our employees in mind. We are reducing exposure by allowing most employees to work from home and modifying workspaces to ensure proper social distancing for essential personnel working at our facilities.
Our Human Rights Policy has been designed to align with the United Nations Global Compact and core elements of the United Nationals Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The purpose of this policy is:
NTIC is committed to safeguarding the human rights of our employees and the individuals in all of our business interactions. We expect our employees and business partners to conduct business according to the highest principles of integrity, ethics, fairness, and respect, and we expect our employees to comply with our Code of Ethics. In addition, we are committed to contributing to the betterment of the communities in which we operate. This policy:
NTIC Board of directors and executive leadership team is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to equal opportunity in regard to all hiring decisions, including the hiring/promoting of management positions and Board of Director appointments. We invest in building diverse talent pools and provide training to improve skills, where appropriate. Additionally, we are driving a culture of ESG, and our ESG goals are enforced through an executive compensation plan.
NTIC has established fair and competitive pay levels that are based on local markets and job descriptions and are not based on gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Offering competitive benefits helps us attract and retain exceptional talent. In addition, NTIC’s health and wellness program provides preventive care to help sustain the well-being of every employee.
NTIC is an equal opportunity employer at all levels of operation. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which all employees are treated with the dignity, decency, and respect they deserve.
NTIC has implemented the Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Harassment Policy as a part of its commitment to compliance with all applicable legal and ethical requirements. We believe that adherence to this policy furthers the Company’s mission, promotes productivity, minimizes disputes, and enhances our reputation.
Its purpose is to clearly communicate the Company’s requirement for all employees to interact in a professional manner and contribute to a work environment that reflects the spirit of equal employment opportunity free from prohibited harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. It also establishes our procedure for reporting and the process for responding to claims of behavior in violation of this policy.
Our Health, Safety, Environment, & Security
NTIC believes that we are responsible to our worldwide customers, our people, our communities, and our shareholders, and we take these responsibilities seriously. We are dedicated to investing in the future of our planet and our people. We intend to continue investing in HSE&S protection and improvements in a timely manner consistent with available technology. All our activities are underpinned by NTIC’s core principles of integrity, sustainability, and safety. Therefore, we must:
It is NTIC’s policy to comply with environmental laws and regulations applicable to its businesses around the world and to manage its businesses in an environmentally responsible manner to reduce its impact on climate change. Where our policy, procedures, and external commitments are more stringent than local laws, we will operate in accordance with our standards. In addition to compliance with laws and regulatory requirements, NTIC will pursue the following objectives in close cooperation with our customers, suppliers, distributors, and other service providers:
It is NTIC’s policy to comply with environmental laws and regulations applicable to its businesses around the world and to manage its businesses in an environmentally responsible manner. Accordingly, NTIC has an environmental management system (“EMS”) to establish the operational controls related to the identified significant environmental aspects of NTIC’s internal operations and activities; the goods and services used by NTIC, and communicating relevant requirements to our suppliers and subcontractors.
NTIC believes that sustainability means being a responsible and ethical corporate citizen. We are proud to support our employees as they give back to the communities in which they live and work. NTIC engages in efforts to strengthen community relationships and foster employee engagement through fundraising and other events.