We partner with our customers, suppliers and employees to deliver innovative solutions, drive progress and create a safe and sustainable today and tomorrow for everyone.

Our sustainability approach

Sustainability is embedded in our strategy, operations, and product portfolio. Our “Commitment to a Sustainable Future” is how we embed and measure sustainable practices in our business approach. It is based on three clear commitments to:

These goals were developed following a materiality assessment and aims to support the objectives of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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A key business driver 

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EcoVadis Gold rating
Top 5% of companies rated by EcoVadis

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32% of revenue
from Eco-Premium Solutions 

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of our R&D product pipeline is focused on solutions with sustainability benefits

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of organic raw materials are from renewable sources

>95% retention rate
over the past six years for our top 250 customers

CPD Climate score 2023


Climate Score Leadership

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Top-quartile performer

in people safety

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of our in-scope employees completed mandatory Compliance trainings

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gender and ethnic diversity represented on our Board of Directors

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of mid-level managers and above are female

Strategy based on 3 key pillars

Recognized for global climate leadership with A- score

Awarded in recognition of the Company’s progress in implementing current best practices in sustainability targets, value chain engagement, and opportunity disclosures.


Ambitious Targets

We have set ambitious targets to improve our environmental performance. As the transition to a net-zero-carbon economy accelerates, we continue to challenge ourselves to reduce impacts, mitigate risks, and harness growth opportunities related to climate change.

Sustainability targets



EcoVadis Gold rating for sustainability performance

We achieved strong scores in all assessed areas, including environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement placing us in the top 5% of companies evaluated.

Progress, Reporting and Governance

Strengthening our commitment by joining the United Nations Global Compact

Nouryon is aligned with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and it supports the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Memberships and Partnerships

We are a member and signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. An international program, it unites corporations, UN agencies, and labor and civil society organizations, fostering collaboration to uphold universal principles concerning human rights, labor, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. Learn more about how this connects to our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics as well as our sustainability goals.

We are also a member of Together for Sustainability, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Responsible Care®, and partner with Swedish regional corporate cooperation Hållbar Kemi (Sustainable Chemistry). Furthermore, we are a strategic investor in the Icos Capital Fund III, a fund that supports start-ups, including those focused on software and process technologies for manufacturing in agriculture, food, and chemical industries.


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Cases and Highlights

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