Sandy has a strong vision of sustainability. LANXESS both invests in and works with companies that can help drive sustainability in Canada. Through Sandy’s frontline position on the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance Board, he helped all levels of government and the agricultural and forestry sectors to link traditional chemistry with the emerging bio-based chemistry sector. Sandy established the Bio-Industrial Park in Sarnia and strongly promoted the creation of a bio-hybrid chemistry cluster there to attract companies from the sector, then worked within LANXESS and among various levels of government to gain the necessary support for that plan. This has already led BioAmber to make their first North American investment in the Park: an $80 million bio-based succinic acid plant that uses renewable raw materials in place of fossil fuels.