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Kraton appoints Lopes as chief sustainability officer

Kraton appoints Lopes as chief sustainability officer
Pedro Lopes, Kraton Chief Sustainability Officer. Photo courtesy of Kraton

Kraton Corporation, a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announced the appointment of Pedro Lopes, formerly Kraton’s senior director of Performance Chemical Sales, as chief sustainability officer.

Lopes will be responsible for growing Kraton’s global sustainability strategy and Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives.

In this role, Lopes has global responsibility for the company’s sustainability strategy and initiatives. In conjunction with Kraton’s executive leadership team, Lopes will oversee the company’s sustainability performance, including progress against its sustainability goals. He will further ensure that Kraton is well placed to provide sustainable innovations that help customers achieve their sustainability goals and enable the biobased and circular economy.

“Building a sustainable business is a key strategic focus and an integral driver of our success. As a leading supplier of sustainable products and solutions, our biobased pine chemical products and ISCC PLUS certified renewable polymers help customers transition towards a more sustainable future,” said Marcello Boldrini, co-CEO of Kraton Corporation.

“Sustainability is increasingly important for us as an organization, our clients, and the world we want to live in. Mr. Lopes will further integrate sustainability and drive progress within Kraton,” said Holger Jung, co-CEO of Kraton Corporation.

With more than 18 years of experience, Lopes brings a strategic understanding and knowledge of the industry and sustainability to the role. 

“I am committed to advancing Kraton’s vision to become an industry leader in sustainability,” said Lopes. “With the help of our talented global team, I’m excited for the opportunity to drive our sustainability strategy forward and make a positive impact on society and the environment.”