We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our products and our operations through the use of methods which are responsible and economically sound.

It is our goal to minimize environmental pollution and to thus continually increase our contribution to environmental protection. As our business grows, we strive to continuously improve our performance and assess the environmental effects of our decisions.

These obligations are especially important for the chemical subsidiaries of AURELIUS:

CALACHEM (Grangemouth, Scotland)

CALACHEM strives for sustainable development in strict compliance with local and international regulations. The protection of our social environment and the safety and health of employees and neighbours are important elements of CALACHEM's policy.

CALACHEM is a member of the British CIA (Chemicals Industry Association) and takes part in the Responsible Care® program. We are certified to accredited standards (BSI 14001) and we are engaged with the local community, elected officials and community groups.

CALACHEM focuses on continuously reducing energy consumption, waste and costs to ensure a more efficient process. The Management Director is responsible to the board on all SH&E matters. Dedicated SH&E comittees and representatives meet regularly.


Briar Chemicals recognises that it is vitally important to all our stakeholders that our site is operated in a safe and responsible manner, providing employment opportunities, and contributing to the UK and global economies through the manufacture of chemical products that benefit society.

The majority of our customers are leaders in their industry sector. The products we make on their behalf help to protect a wide range of crops, increase farmers’ yields in challenging climates, prevent diseases in cattle and sheep, and are key building blocks in the leather, textile and plastics sectors. We operate an Upper Tier COMAH establishment where our SHEQ philosophy forms an integral part of our business and is demonstrated through our commitment to:

  • Maintaining the health and safety of all
  • Minimising our impact on the environment
  • Ensuring we do nothing to disturb, disrupt or annoy our neighbours
  • Satisfying our customers’ needs

We strictly adhere to international quality and environmental management standards including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. As an independently operated business we remain committed to building strong community relations through a comprehensive external communications programme. Briar Chemicals is a member of the Chemical Industries Association and EFCG (CEFIC), and adheres to the guiding principles of Responsible Care ®.

WYCHEM (Newmarket, Suffolk/UK)

Wychem is committed to delivering sustainable results by harmonising its practices to the requirements of the BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Standard delivering a sustainable service, energy reduction solutions, reduction of waste and recycling strategies and procedures. 

  • Using the four key objectives of
  • social progress which recognises the needs of everyone
  • effective protection of the environment; prudent use of natural resources
  • and maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment

Wychem is committed to keeping the environmental impact of its activities to a minimum and has established an Integrated (QHSE) Policy in order to help achieve this aim. Copies of this Policy are available from the QHSE Manager. 

As an absolute minimum, Wychem will ensure that it meets all applicable environmental laws in whichever jurisdiction it may be operating. 

Wychem supports a range of environmental best practice and developments. Wychem reviews these aspects, enabling the company to deliver best value to its stakeholders whilst maintaining environmental sustainability.