October 29, 2020
Stepan Company is committed to promoting health and hygiene; and is proud to support the Clean the World Foundation with a donation of $10,000 (USD). Clean the World works to improve the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable communities around the world by providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene products.
As one of the largest merchant producers of surfactants, Stepan helps supply key ingredients used in hand soaps as well as hard surface cleaning, laundry and disinfectant products that our communities use every day. Now more than ever, cleaning and disinfecting has become an invaluable part of our daily lives. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of young lives could be saved with access to bar soap and hygiene education. Clean the World Foundation is protecting over 5 million people in the world's most vulnerable and at-risk communities with ongoing supplies of soap and handwashing education to keep them safe and healthy.
As a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, Stepan Company supports Sustainable Development Goals that call for the universal availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation by 2030. The Clean the World Foundation takes an active role in working with communities globally through their soap supply and handwashing education programs that contribute to the achievement of this Sustainable Development Goal.