We are delighted to present Prayon’s second global sustainability report, reflecting our commitment to leading the way towards sustainability and circularity in phosphorus chemistry.
This report introduces new features such as stakeholder mapping and a materiality matrix, demonstrating our strong commitment to transparency and the commitment of everyone to sustainable practices.
In this edition, we take a significant step forward by analyzing seven new pillars in order to assess the progress we have made in pursuing each of our 21 goals. Our initiatives underscore our group’s determination to address societal challenges, reduce our environmental footprint, and maintain competitiveness.
Prayon has been a forerunner in the circular economy for almost 50 years. More than 25% of our raw materials come from secondary sources and we recover more than 80% of our by-products, consisting mainly of gypsum. Our “wet process”, invented by Prayon and deployed at more than 50% of the world’s phosphoric acid plants, has a carbon footprint up to seven times smaller than that of other production processes. This underscores our historic commitment to improving our environmental impact.
With 140 years of experience, Prayon Group is a world leader in phosphorus chemistry. It is headquartered in Belgium and has production sites in Belgium (Engis and Puurs), France (Les Roches), the United States (Augusta) and, since the beginning of 2023, Switzerland (Bex), as well as research centers in Belgium (Engis and Puurs) and Bulgaria (Varna – outside the scope of the consolidation).
Our mission : Enriching daily life through Phosphorus Chemistry
Phosphorus chemistry is vital to our daily lives. It is everywhere. That’s why at Prayon, we are passionate about what we do and who we do it for.
We get up every morning committed to provide the growing population with nutritious and qualitative food and to deliver innovative products to many other sectors ranging from petfood, and oral care to chemical, construction, and to the pharmaceutical industry.
We make everything better. At Prayon, we are proud to deliver innovative, technical solutions, world-renowned equipment and high-quality products that set the tone in the phosphate world.
By creating innovative solutions capable of improving agricultural yields, better preserving food and saving energy, Prayon is committed to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our equipment, combined with innovative and robust technologies, offers the best solutions for phosphate producers.
Our vision : Our technology makes the difference
With an engaged, diverse and talented Team:
- Providing creative solutions to our partners;
- Delivering high value-added products and services;
- Designing efficient and sustainable processes.
Key figures 2022
* Estimate 2023