Our company strategy

“We have built a strategy to grow our leading position in specialty chemicals and exceed our customers’ expectations by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that answer society’s needs – today and in the future.” – Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO.

We will do that by increasing our focus on four attractive end markets: Agriculture, Buildings & Infrastructure, Cleaning goods and Personal care; and by expanding profitably in emerging markets, particularly China, Southeast Asia and India.
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Our plans include growing in new applications and geographies through M&A and partnerships; further expanding our sustainable product offering; and, maximizing capacity utilization and flexibility of our manufacturing plants. We will transition from an ingredient supplier to solution provider as One Nouryon and continue to execute successfully on cost and productivity initiatives.


New values will define the culture to 
successfully deliver on our company strategy

Our Values reflect who we are and define the culture that will deliver our company purpose and strategy​. They enable us to be an industry leader, trusted partner, respected employer, and responsible member of the communities in which we operate.

We aim high

We drive growth by collaborating with customers and colleagues to become more focused, faster, efficient and better every day.

We own it

We are accountable and ​deliver on our commitments to customers, investors and each other.​

Growing our leading position in specialty chemicals

“We have built a strategy to grow our leading position in specialty chemicals and exceed our customers’ expectations by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that answer society’s needs – today and in the future.”

– Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO.

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We are a global specialty chemicals leader.

Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products, such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox and Berol.