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About Vantage

Who we are
Vantage is a global natural chemistry company that creates, produces and sources high-end and tailored specialty chemicals and ingredients incorporated into everyday products that nourish, care, sustain and enhance performance. Back-integrated into natural oils and oleo chemistry, we use science to transform naturally-derived products by bringing technology from the lab into the global marketplace. Every day we are focused on implementing new ways our science and technology can help solve some of the world’s pressing challenges by applying specialized chemistry and formulations to each specific issue. Our extreme responsiveness to customer and market needs makes it possible to quickly scale adaptive innovations and rapidly bring revolutionary products to market.

What we do
We have dedicated ourselves to making life better through natural chemistry. Our robust portfolio of over 2,000 specially formulated solutions represent a broad spectrum of applications including: natural oils and glycerin, surfactants and esters, mold release systems and equipment solutions in food, and high-end bioactive ingredients and sensorial additives in personal care.

Vantage serves multiple key markets from four business units including: Oleochemicals, Performance Materials, Personal Care and Food. With a diverse portfolio and our deep expertise in these focus areas, Vantage provides a unique vision and distinctive point of view to help our customers unlock the power of science and nature.
Our promise
Founded on a heritage of caring, curiosity, and belief in the power of natural chemistry, our entrepreneurial spirit drives us in our quest to always find a better way. We deliver on our promise of making life better through natural chemistry by leveraging our core strengths.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Vantage™ recognizes that a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees feel valued and respected whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, religion or disability.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach, and we provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all departments and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages to ensure that all voices are valued and heard. The spirit of this statement is incorporated in all relevant Vantage Code of Conduct Policies and Affirmative Action Plans.

At Vantage, we are committed to the following:
  • A workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Treating employees fairly and with mutual respect.
  • A workplace culture that is inclusive and embraces individual differences.
  • Equal employment opportunities based on ability, performance and potential.
  • Making all employees and subcontractors aware of their rights and responsibilities with regards to fairness, equity and respect for all aspects of diversity.
  • Flexible work practices and policies to support employees and their changing needs.
  • Attraction, retention, and development of a diverse range of talented, energetic and committed people.
Vantage’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are applicable, but not limited to, the following practices and policies: recruitment; selection and promotions; compensation and benefits; career development and training; succession planning; diversity and equity in the workplace; flexible working arrangements; and cultural, religious and gender diversity.

All Vantage employees have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect.

All employees are required to comply with all Vantage policies. Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others will be subject to disciplinary action.
Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR representative or report incidents to our third-party ethics partner, Navex GLOBAL.
Vantage™ Statement on California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) is designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking.
Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (“Vantage™”) is firmly against any form of forced labor, human trafficking and slavery. Vantage will not condone any type of this prohibited, unlawful conduct by its employees, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, customers and other business partners.
Vantage is committed to conduct its business in an ethical and responsible manner that supports, respects and protects human rights and complies with international labor and social standards.
As we are dependent on a global supply chain, we aim to align ourselves and do business with suppliers and business partners who aspire to conduct their business in a similar manner.
We expect all suppliers and business partners to comply to all applicable laws and to adhere to internationally recognized environmental, social, and corporate governance standards.
Vantage will conduct training for its supply chain team on the topics of forced labor, child labor, human trafficking and slavery. This training will focus on mitigating risks within the supply chain of products.
Any concerns about forced labor, human trafficking or slavery may be raised by calling our corporate headquarters at 1-773-376-9000 or by making an inquiry online at https://www.vantagegrp.com/en-US/Contact.

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