INEOS takes its responsibility for the environment very seriously and is fully committed to delivering a record of responsible environmental performance across all its operations.


We continually strive to meet and where practicable exceed strict safety, health and environmental performance targets and we are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations. Excellence in safety, health and environmental performance is our top priority and we are open and honest about such performance, which we publish locally and nationally, as required. 

INEOS operates to strict regulations that are set by the national environment agencies of the countries in which we operate. We are committed to ensuring that our facilities have as low an impact as possible on local people and the environment and we continue to work in close partnership with community groups and other stakeholders to ensure that we are a responsible neighbour.

Our SHE Policy

Our commitment is to protect the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we operate and the users of our products.

We aim to meet or where practicable exceed all relevant legislative requirements and minimise the effect of our operations on the environment. Our goal is zero injuries, to be achieved through a positive safety culture in which we believe all accidents are preventable.

We care...

  • About the safety, security and health of our workforce, customers, suppliers and our neighbours,
  • About the environment, today and tomorrow,
  • About compliance with the law,
  • About developing a workforce of SHE champions

We hold ourselves and one another accountable for SHE performance.


INEOS is committed to fulfilling its REACH obligations under its commitments to Responsible Care, free trade and in limiting risks of exposure to chemicals for health and the environment. Its businesses have registered with the European Chemicals Agency those substances subject to a REACH registration which are manufactured or imported in quantities exceeding 1 tonne per year.

It continues to work, alone or with co-registrants as required, to ensure that dossiers are maintained up to date and of the required quality and, where relevant, address activities pertaining to dossier evaluation, substance evaluation, restriction and authorisation. Where applicable, INEOS is also developing dossiers for REACH-like registrations in other parts of the world. If you have specific questions regarding REACH for the substance you purchase from INEOS, please contact the specific INEOS business.

INEOS Nitriles, as the largest EU producer and a major data holder, completed the REACH lead registration for Acetonitrile (CAS no 75-05-8, EC No 200-835-2) in 2010. All interested registrants requiring Letter of Access for 2013 or 2018 registrations should contact Craig Kelly at

A shared information platform for the Acetonitrile Joint Registration has been created for interested registrants. Please contact for access details to Huddle.

INEOS Nitriles completed the Lead Registration for Acrylonitrile, as a founding member for the Acrylonitrile Consortium. Details of the Acrylonitrile Consortium and access to the Joint Registration can be obtained from Craig Kelly at or from the SIEF page for Acrylonitrile on REACH IT.

Performance and Reporting

To achieve our objective of “zero injuries”, INEOS requires all employees and contractors who work under our control to adhere and contribute to the ongoing development of our strict safety, health and environmental standards and procedures. 

By making safety, health and the environment an integral part of our business we encourage a culture of continuous improvement across all activities in all locations.

INEOS Group CLASSIFIED injury Rate (employees and contractors) – see below:


Culture of Safety

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.

The INEOS safety principles define what is expected of all our employees, contractors and businesses on a day-to-day basis. Each INEOS business is measured on its adherence to the principles and on its performance against specific safety targets. Safety performance is also linked to our employee bonus scheme, which further helps to embed a safety culture.

We focus our attention on safety in both the processes we apply and the behaviour we expect.

Systems and operational procedures have safety built in to ensure the plant and equipment is being operated properly. Any changes in processes or procedures are subject to a risk assessment and, if necessary, a hazard study to analyse any potential safety risks or impacts. We have strict emergency procedures and if required, the plant will be shut down completely until an issue can be fully resolved. 

Everyone has responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment for themselves and their co-workers, and speaking up about safety issues is encouraged. This extends to incentivising employees to report near misses.  We can learn from these, and put in place corrective action to ensure such incidents are never repeated.

The success of our business depends on ensuring a safe environment for our staff and the wider community around each of our sites, which is why safety is our highest priority. 

Product Safe Handling

INEOS is committed to safety.  Nitriles require special handling. Personnel who handle our products require regular training regarding safe handling procedures. 

The links below provide useful information regarding safe handling:

Acrylonitrile - Safe Handling Acetonitrile - Safe Handling

For additional information on Product Safe Handling and Training Materials please contact:

Art Hurtado
Phone: +1 630-340-8753

Steve Brandreth
Phone: +44 (0) 7584 162157

Kook Hee Kuki Kim
Phone: +82 10 3842 6201



Quality Registration

INEOS Nitriles

Köln 9001 14001 50001 RSB ISCC Plus
Green Lake ISO 9001 ISCC Plus
Lima ISO 9001