SEQENS, as a global player in pharmaceutical solutions and specialty ingredients, is committed to make Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility a priority.

At SEQENS Mineral Specialties division, we are leader in Mineral Specialties, producing Sodium Bicarbonate in France and Singapore for the pharma, food, feed, homecare and personal care markets for all over the world.

Our French site has more than 160 years of history and our teams leverage this expertise at the service of the Singapore Sodium Bicarbonate site that was launched in 2017.

SEQENS Mineral Specialties products from both France and Singapore sites have been distributed to more than 30 countries.

Spotlight Projects and Sustainability

• In the light of growing concern of sustainability for the chemical sector, SEQENS Minerals Specialties has taken key commitments and tailored action plans in order to drastically minimize its environmental impact, placing decarbonisation at the heart of its CSR roadmap. • We have set ambitious target to suppress coal from our production sites by end of 2024, and reduce our carbon intensity by more than 60% by 2025. In order to attain these targets, Mineral Specialties has deployed multiple energy efficient initiatives and invested in two major installations replacing coal by using biomass (Novawood) and Solid Recovered Fuel (Novasteam). • At Singapore site, SEQENS is leading by example by promoting and integrating Sustainable Development initiatives as part of day-to-day operations with three positive impacts in line with the Jurong Island version 2.0 initiative: The plant effectively captures and locally reprocesses the CO2 from neighboring companies on Jurong Island as key feedstock. This consequently helps the petrochemical industry in reducing its carbon emission, as well as the Singapore Government in achieving its commitments to strive for a better environment. At our Novabay Singapore site, we are the first manufacturing site to valorise the CO2 emitted by the petrochemical industry on Jurong Island; the by-product is valorised through water treatment and industrial applications.

CSR Vision:

“The SEQENS Group has structured an ambitious CSR Strategy based on the respect of its human resources and aiming at decreasing environmental impacts along the value chain with:

• A robust company culture and CSR structure relying on strong convictions by top management and formalized processes

• Considering health & safety and talents as fundamental pillars of the company

• Placing decarbonization at the heart of the CSR roadmap


For France site (Novacarb): ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO50001 Halal – Kosher EXCiPACT for bicarbonate HD110 Feed Chain Alliance (FCA) Ecovadis Platinum For Singapore site (Novabay): ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 (or OHSAS18001) Halal – Kosher FSSC22000 ISO13485 Ecovadis Platinum