Sustainability

A STRATEGIC OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABILITY AT INEOS

Our environment is constantly changing. Global population is rising at an unprecedented rate. There is growing pressure on resources. Rising energy prices and climate change have created a need for new lower carbon energy sources. All of this is driving the transition towards a resource and energy efficient society, and the chemical industry has a central role to play in enabling this shift.

Chemicals are the building blocks for our modern world. They are essential components in many of the products we use today and in the technologies that drive us towards a more sustainable future. Sustainability and petrochemical industry are not antagonistic, on the contrary. At INEOS, sustainability is fundamental to how we do business. It is a key driver of innovation.

At the heart of the INEOS approach is our commitment to the principles of responsible care. These are central to the INEOS way of working and are put into practice every day across our businesses.

Our work towards improving our sustainability can be considered across five main key areas; products that make a difference, manufacturing the future, excellence in safety, health and environment, building the best workforce and strong partnership.

OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

Our approach to doing business drives efficiency, performance and sustainability across the Group. It helps us to stay reliable and competitive. It creates new opportunities to reduce energy and waste and encourages us to join forces and seek symbiosis. As a global chemicals business, we have an important role to play in addressing the challenges that industry is facing. Through our different policies, the quality, environmental and energy management systems and audits that are part of our approach to doing business we seek to excel at what we do and take the greatest of care how we do it.

Our quality, environmental and energy management systems conform to ISO International Standards, which  guarantee the safe, reliable and efficient aspect of our activities around the world and ensure continual improvement to further enhance our performance.

As an active member and partner of industry councils and associations such as Cefic, SusChem and SPIRE, INEOS contributes to the many ambitious targets set out for our industry in terms of energy efficiency, safety, emission reductions, innovation.

We understood the concept of sustainability in its wider sense comprising all three dimensions, economic, environmental and social. We believe that it is our role to operate and keep our businesses growing within the scope of these three factors.

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INEOS PRODUCTS MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO SAVING LIFE, IMPROVING HEALTH AND ENHANCING LIVING STANDARDS FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE RESPONSIBLE CARE GLOBAL CHARTER

INEOS is a signatory of the International Council of Chemical Associations Responsible Care® Global Charter, which is part of our commitment to strengthening chemicals management systems, safeguarding people and the environment, and to engaging to work toward sustainable solutions.

Responsible Care® is considered as a means through which the chemical industry will contribute to sustainable development. By following the guidelines and measures of Responsible Care® we commit to safely conduct our business in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner, to utilise our capabilities responsibly and provide the foundation for development and capital investments resulting in a steadily improving safety, health and environmental performance.

Signing the Charter is part of our commitment to strengthening chemicals management systems, safeguarding people and the environment, and to engaging to work toward sustainable solutions through our value chain.

We commit to safely conduct our business in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner

CREATING PRODUCTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The contribution that our industry can bring to reducing carbon emissions is significant. At INEOS we take on the challenges of emissions reductions by making products that positively impact carbon efficiency and lead to CO2 savings.

See how sustainability is a core quality of our products

MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS TO CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

INEOS gives high priority to manufacturing process optimisation and efficiency. Examples of innovation successes to date include our patented process for the production of acrylonitrile, which is essential for the world's carbon fibre, our proprietary membrane cell technology for the production of chlorine, our co-investment in combined heat and power (CHP) production at our major manufacturing sites, and our initiatives to create sustainable PVC.

Discover how our cutting edge thinking answers global problems

SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

It is the responsibility of everyone at INEOS to ensure the highest standards of health and safety in everything that we do. Our commitment to safety starts at the top, with the Executive Board of each INEOS business being responsible for safety performance. All employees and contractors receive extensive safety training, participate in safety teams, contribute to incident learning, and suggest ongoing improvements in safety standards and procedures.

See how we turned our SHE responsibility into a SHE culture

CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BEST WORKFORCE

We work hard to ensure that INEOS is a rewarding place to work. We encourage an entrepreneurial culture where talent can quickly rise to the top and where people are rewarded for taking the initiative, as well as for high performance. Fresh thinking and new ways of doing things are critical to our ongoing success and are key to innovation across sustainable products and processes.

Read about how our investment in people fosters professional growth

CULTIVATING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES

INEOS aims to be a good and valued neighbour and strives to maintain the trust of communities living and working close to our sites. This underpins our license to operate. Each of our sites has a coordinated approach to building and strengthening their relationships with their local stakeholders.

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