Safety and environment at the heart of our value ‘We do it right.’

Our approach

We continuously work to improve our safety performance and environmental footprint for the benefit of our employees, contractors, customers, neighbors, and the environment. Our goal is to continuously improve our performance, with the ambition to reach zero injuries, waste, and harm focusing people safetyprocess safety and product safety. 81% of our sites have certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS), e.g., ISO 14001 or RC14001 equivalent. 

We are also a top-quartile performer in people safety, and over the past decade we have significantly reduced our environmental footprint. This includes several ambitious goals: we aim to achieve carbon neutral by 2030 and net zero by 2050.

To achieve this, we set short-term 2020-2025 targets to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 25%, to increase the share of our low carbon and renewable energy to 70%, and provide solutions that help do the same. Additional targets include reducing total waste intensity by 10% and reducing water consumption intensity by 10% by 2030.

Leading performance in HSE&S

We strive to deliver leading performance in health, safety, environment, and security (HSE&S) and regularly audit all of our sites.

Our operational efficiency program is focused on improving the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of all our assets. We continuously measure and analyze the operational effectiveness of our equipment, reduce losses and implement sustainable improvements in order to improve uptime, reliability and capacity. This enables us to increase our energy efficiency. We also focus on improving the “Right First Time” of our production leading to less corrections, rework or waste which further benefits energy efficiency.  

For example, we are exploring ways to utilize lower emission steam in our facilities to meet our 2025 carbon reduction target, specifically steam usage at our Ningbo site in China, which represents a large portion of our steam usage.

Top-quartile performer in people safety

50% reduction in Process Safety Events

81% of our sites have certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Focus areas

Safety performance recognition

Our safety performance has been recognized several times in recent years by external agencies such as ACC (American Chemistry Council).

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