NET ZERO BY 2050

OUR COMMITMENT

“The INEOS roadmap to achieving net zero emissions by 2050”

COP 26 in Glasgow has reaffirmed the global commitment to reducing the impact of the modern world on the climate of our planet. Most nation states have set the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. That will only be achieved through the concerted efforts of governments, industry and the general public and I am fully committed to INEOS playing a key role in that transition.

Our INEOS businesses are developing roadmaps to deliver net zero emissions across all of our operations by 2050, whilst remaining profitable and staying ahead of evolving regulations and legislation. Based on the roadmaps developed to date, we will achieve a reduction of over 10% by 2025 and over 33% reduction by 2030, the one third marker on the road to net zero. We will not make pledges that we cannot support with real world action plans.

This process has already started. We will spend over €6 billion to back our plans. In addition to investing over €3 billion in a wide range of projects that will reduce our footprint, we have announced ambitious plans to harness our expertise and technology to drive the development of a new hydrogen economy. In addition to a €1.2 billion investment in blue hydrogen allied to carbon capture technology at our major site at Grangemouth in Scotland, we have also announced a further €2 billion in a series of green hydrogen plants throughout Europe.

Our commitment to the development of a true circular economy is another key part of our plan for a sustainable future, where materials are reused to the maximum extent and no products, once used, enter the natural environment. We have a wide range of new products and new technologies designed to support this change to a genuine circular economy.

INEOS will play a full and active part in the transition to net zero, not only through reducing the impact of our operations but by providing the products that support other industries and individuals to reduce their own impact on the climate. Our range of applications include the following:

  • health and medical devices,
  • clean water,
  • food conservation and preservation,
  • renewable energy products,
  • lighter energy saving materials for transport and mobility,
  • clothing and apparel,
  • construction and transmission of water and energy,
  • electrical insulation and information technology,
  • household and electrical goods.

Our products are essential to modern life based on their performance, affordability and environmental footprint and are the best, and sometimes only, materials for each use. INEOS is here to provide the solutions to the challenges that the world faces and we are determined that we will achieve net zero emissions whilst continuing to deliver what the world needs.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe - INEOS Chairman
July 2021

SUSTAINABILITY

Improving the sustainability of our business and operations is central to the way we work. It is of critical importance to our employees, to our partners and customers, to the communities in which we operate, and to our investors. It drives innovation across all our businesses and sites.

TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Our products already make an indispensable contribution to society by providing the most sustainable options for a wide range of societal needs. For example, preservation of food and clean water; construction of wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable technologies; for construction of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles and aircraft; for medical devices and applications; for clothing and apparel; and for insulation and other industrial and home applications. If polymers and plastics were to be replaced to the maximum extent in applications where they can be substituted, overall life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe would increase by more than 50%.

Following the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, most nation states have set the goal to achieve a net zero emission economy by 2050, and are adopting regulations and legislation to support this. As part of this, there is widespread acceptance that we should strive for a circular economy, in which materials are re-used to their maximum extent. In response, INEOS businesses have put in place the plans and actions needed to ensure that they lead the transition to a net zero economy by no later than 2050, whilst remaining profitable, and staying ahead of evolving regulations and legislation.

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ECOVADIS GOLD AND PLATINUM AWARDS

Our leadership on sustainability has been recognised by the achievement of gold and platinum awards in recent sustainability assessments by ECOVADIS. These are detailed audits of our work on environment, ethics, labour and human rights, and sustainable procurement. Styrolution achieved a platimum award, placing it in the top 1% of 65000 companies rated. INOVYN and INEOS Europe AG achieved gold ratings, placing them in the top 4%. We were especially recognised for our environmental performance, reflecting our commitment to carbon emission reduction targets and to recycling and the circular economy.

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CDP

INEOS is pleased to join CDP following the acceptance of its emissions data.  CDP, will be an important partner in the disclosure and reporting of INEOS emissions. It is a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. CDP drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Our data will be disclosed in 2022 along with over 13,000 other companies. We believe that, even for private companies, it is crucial now more than ever to become transparent when it comes to the risk's climate change poses to businesses, and investors.

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Safety and the environment

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Climate

Help to deliver a net-zero emission economy by 2050.

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Circular Economy

Maximise the reuse and recycling of our products.

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People

Ensure an equal opportunity environment in which a diverse team of people can develop and flourish and help deliver the innovations we need.

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Communities and the natural environment

Enhance the communities in which we operate.

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Sustainability Reports

Our Sustainability Reports highlight the performance and approach to sustainability for our operations worldwide.

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Sustainability Data

We clearly report our GHG emissions and scope, Environmental data and SHE performance across all INEOS sites.

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