Our commitment to sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability

We make state-of-the art styrenics products that help create a safer, healthier, sustainable, and more productive world. Our ambition is to have a positive impact on people and the planet.

Our strategy

Our performance

Our assessments

Our strategy

Our sustainability strategy built around the performance and capabilities of our people, products, and stakeholders. Our materials are essential in many applications, having strong benefits for users and often a more favourable footprint than alternative materials.

We want to foster change by offering our customers sustainable drop-in solutions for their applications, with quality and performance that is on par with conventional materials.

We have set ourselves the highly ambitious goals of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and target an intermediary milestone of already reducing our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% compared to the 2019 baseline by the year 2030.

Our second goal is to sell 500 kilotonnes of ECO products in 2030. With this, we hope to provide our customers with sustainable products that live up to their premium quality expectations

Our performance

Our highlights

Here is a selection of our achievements that demonstrate our sustainability performance in our key focus areas.

 

Our sustainability targets

We committed ourselves to short-term and medium-term global sustainability targets covering key focus areas of our business. Here is an update of our progress in the past year.

 

 

Our assessments

We take a focused approach to our sustainability management and proactively disclose information about our company’s sustainability management, targets and performance for assessment and certification by third parties.

 

 

CDP runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, and local governments to manage their environmental impacts, and is considered the gold standard of environmental reporting. INEOS Group is a recognised respondent to CDP and uses its climate change and water questionnaires to actively assess climate- and water-related risks and opportunities.

 

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that supports companies to do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles and taking strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. INEOS Group is a signatory to the UNGC and supports its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

 

EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence, and performance improvement tools for global supply chains.  In 2021, we were once again awarded the Platinum rating by EcoVadis for our performance, demonstrating advanced management of environmental issues, labour & human rights, sustainable procurement, and ethics. This also confirms our rank in the top 1% of companies.

 

Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) is a plastic industry programme to prevent pellet loss. We signed the OCS pledge in 2015 and are committed to implementing the OCS programme globally.

 

ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular and bio-based materials and renewables. Seven of our manufacturing sites have received ISCC PLUS certification.  

 

RecyClass is a comprehensive cross-industry initiative that advances plastic packaging recyclability and ensures traceability and transparency of recycled plastic content in Europe. It has certified that polystyrene as recyclable.

RecyClass has audited and certified our manufacturing sites in Antwerp, Belgium and Schwarzheide, Germany.

  

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an international membership governed organisation that ensures the sustainability of biomass and biomaterial production and processing. INEOS Styrolution is a member of RSB.

 

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