Social Responsibility

At Cedar Concepts, we have more than a global commitment to preserve the environment - we also have a commitment to make the lives of people in our community better. To that end, we participate in the following organizations:

Girls for Science: Cedar Concepts, through its president & CEO, is a founding board member of this organization, which provides opportunity, exposure, and mentorship in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields for young girls.

Haymarket: We participate as a volunteer in this non-profit rehabilitation program, which offers free or minimal cost residential drug treatment services. It provides alternatives to incarceration programs for both women and men. In all, it serves about 15,000 people.

Chicago Sinfonietta: Cedar Concepts’ President Linda Boasmond is a board member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, which provides classical music professional development opportunities for teens and young adults.

Science Chicago “Life’s a Lab”: This Corporate Partner is focused on igniting the interest and involvement in science within Chicago’s youth community. Other life-enhancing groups we participate in include churches, schools, and civic organizations.

Being a responsible corporate citizen means caring for the earth and the people that live here. We work hard to sustain the physical environment and improve the social environment.


Chemical elements make up everything on earth – from the air we breathe to the water we drink, to complex formulations that have the ability to save lives. People use what we produce on a daily basis at home and at work. Our ever-expanding sustainability efforts continue to make a difference in the following areas:

  • Electricity and other energy usage through more efficient production methods
  • Water usage through more efficient production methods
  • Landfill content by recycling drums, pallets, paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass
  • Subsequent processing energy through flaking and pastillation

Helping to preserve the environment results in cost savings, which we pass on to our customers. We pledge to continually look for opportunities to expand our commitment. We are determined to manufacture and distribute chemicals in a way that preserves the environment.