Excellence in safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance is one of INEOS' core values. At INEOS Olefins and Polymers we care about the impact we have on the community and the environment.

Our SHE Policy

INEOS is about achieving its goals but never at the expense of working safely and operating responsibly. 

We are committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we operate and the users of our products. Because we take this commitment seriously, our team is trained to work safely and operate responsibly in all our manufacturing and distribution activities. We strive for a workplace in which no one is hurt, there are no community or customer complaints, we have no breach in our permits to operate, and we are in compliance with all laws and regulations. We share the fundamental belief that all SHE incidents can and will be prevented, and we hold each other responsible for our performance in these areas.

REACH and chemical regulations

INEOS is committed to fulfilling REACH obligations under its commitments to Responsible Care, free trade and in limiting risks of exposure to chemicals for health and the environment.

While EU REACH is now in place for several years, INEOS is committed to continue updating Dossiers in order to remain compliant and improve safety of consumers and environment.

In the recent years, new chemical regulations have emerged in several countries, such as the UK, Turkey or Korea, and others are under development such as China or India.

INEOS is carefully following the evolution of these chemical regulations and is willing to take up any action to ensure compliance in all countries where INEOS is operating or selling and to cover the needs of our customers.

Clicking on the link below allows to download the latest version of our REACH statement covering EU REACH and several other regulations.

Important information:

  • Polymers are exempt of registration
  • However, their raw materials must all be registered
  • INEOS is committed to fully respect chemicals regulations and will only use fully compliant raw materials
  • For more information, contact us

Alternatively, click on the link below to view INEOS Olefins & Polymers latest REACH update:

REACH Update


Certificates covering O&P Europe's polymers production facilities can be downloaded here.

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.

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:


Product Stewardship Information

Procedure to download SDS and Regulatory Certificates of polyolefin grades

Please find below a detailed procedure describing how to download SDS and Regulatory Certificates of polyolefin grades from INEOS O&P Europe.

We highly recommend you create an account on Quickfds website indicating your company, name and e-mail address.

This will allow to connect without introducing your data each time.

  1. In the "Supplier name" box, please indicate “ineos”
  2. Select the Document Type you want to download: Safety Data Sheet or Regulatory Certificate
  3. On the next page, a Customer Code is requested. Most of the grades do not require any password (called Customer Code on Quickfds website), only medical grades require a password.
    • If you need to download documents for a non-medical grade, you can click on “Continue without Customer Code”
    • If INEOS provided you with a password (=Customer Code) for a medical grade, please introduce it here
  4. In “Your Search” box, introduce the name of the grade or a part of it
  5. In the results lines, click on the document symbol below View
  6. For SDS, please select first the language version you need to download
  7. If you chose “Continue without a Customer Code” on previous pages, you will anyway be requested to indicate your company, names and e-mail address. This will allow to send you an information e-mail when a new certificate or SDS is updated.