How Specialty Chemicals creates value
We are a major producer of specialty chemicals, supplying key products to business to business customers in all four of our end-user segments.
We utilize inherently high energy processes and focus strongly on reducing carbon footprint and energy use, while saving costs in our own operations. Developing close relationships with our customers – and helping them to create value – is key to our ongoing success, along with efficient processes, an increased focus on eco-premium solutions and renewable energy and a high level of innovation.
Total energy use
We continue to improve efficiency by reducing our energy use per ton of production, and are working towards improving our share of renewable energy.
Raw materials and packaging
We continue to work towards raw material efficiency and the use of renewable raw materials.
The value of our assets is €4.4 billion. We invested €346 million in 2013 to keep our facilities in good shape, as well as expanding our manufacturing capability. We continue to improve process and product safety.
Total reportable rate of injuries
Employee engagement score (1-5 scale)
Employee safety is a key priority and we are actively driving towards a reduction in the number of incidents. We highly value, and actively work on, improving employee engagement. We’re investing in training and development and continue to work on a more diverse workforce.
Cradle-to-grave CO2(e) emissions including VOCs
9.4 million tons
Own operations CO2(e) emissions
3.5 million tons
We continue to improve the environmental footprint of our operations by focusing on operational eco-efficiency.
RD&I investments have resulted in 16% of revenue derived from eco–premium solutions with customer benefits.
In 2013 we sold products to many thousands of customers. We continue to improve our customer focus and develop products and solutions that help them to be successful in their markets.
We participate in community programs, education programs and local sponsorships.