Building a sustainable company that will provide a solid foundation for another generation of employees is at the core of INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. Through that, we remain committed to challenge the way we do business to ensure that safety and environmental stewardship, customer satisfaction, and economic leadership are achieved with minimal negative impacts.
Our mission is to create value for our customers, employees, communities, and stakeholders by efficiently transforming hydrocarbons into basic chemicals and polymers. We continue to achieve success by aligning this global demand for chemicals against a need for sustainable development.
Our dedication to safe and efficient operations is what guides our strategic direction and we have a long history of controlling and continuously improving our sustainability performance, with new goals for continuous improvement set each year. Some of those commitments in 2012 include:
- Reducing our safety and environmental incidents by 10% over the last 3 years average
- Reducing flaring and losses consistently year on year
- Establishing reporting systems for our greenhouse gas emissions
We achieve our success through strong operating systems and broad management commitment that holds everyone accountable, is transparent and honest, and is committed to personal excellence.
Through the environmental/safety, economic, and social performance that this company has delivered, INEOS has attracted top talent and has been an employer of choice in our industry. We have hired over 250 new employees in the past 3 years and have committed to a reward and remuneration program that has facilitated our ability to recruit the industry's best talent. Additionally, we continue to be a strong contributor to the economies we operate in through taxes paid and 3rd party spending of over $4 billion.
We understand the challenges we face while building a brighter future for our people and planet. This begins with reducing our environmental footprint which is now a holistic framework integrated within the INEOS business. This entails analyzing every aspect of our operations to drive efficiencies that improve the use of energy, drive more recycling and reuse, create more sustainable products, and achieve all that while keeping our employees safe, the environment clean and while delivering more stakeholder value to the community. That is our commitment at INEOS.
While we've made progress, we've got more work to do. And, we're ready for it.
President, Chief Executive Officer