Engaging and partnering with employees, customers, and suppliers to drive sustainable progress

We empower our people to successfully deliver on our Company Purpose and Strategy through our Values: ‘We aim high’, ‘We own it’, and ‘We do it right’. These form the backbone of our performance-driven culture.

Our people

We strive for a safe and diverse work environment that reflects all employees’ unique experiences, perspectives, and potential. We firmly believe in providing our employees with the necessary resources to develop leadership capabilities and advance their careers. In addition to providing opportunities for specialized learning, we train our employees on our Values.

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36% gender and ethnic diversity

represented on our Board of Directors

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25% of mid-level managers

and above are female in 2023

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Global Mentoring Program

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Five Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

supporting our Diversity Commitment

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66% of suppliers

were assessed for CSR risk by EcoVadis

Our Diversity Commitment

At Nouryon, we are committed to creating a workplace that taps into the full potential of our global team, fostering collaboration and innovation, and enhancing our understanding of our customers' unique needs. Our culture is ingrained in our workforce and is anchored in our values and Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. These guiding principles encourage us to 'Aim high' and 'Do it right', inspiring us to continuously strive for a workplace where every individual feels valued, heard, and encouraged to contribute their ideas and challenge the status quo. 

Initiatives

  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Global Mentorship Program

Diversity progress

We value the contribution of employees with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, recognizing their vital role in understanding, anticipating, and fulfilling the needs of our global customer base, today and in the future. 

Nouryon's commitment to workplace diversity

Engaging with our communities

We operate factories around the world and we value our relationships with our local communities. Our approach to community engagement starts with the relations with neighboring stakeholders in our HSE Rules on Emergency Response and Community Awareness. Each site is audited on their performance to inform and involve the communities in which they operate.

While our core focus remains the safe and responsible supply of essential chemistry and maintaining a constructive dialogue with our stakeholders, these initiatives to give back help remind our people and partners of our commitment to society at large.

We actively engage and partner with our employees, customers, and suppliers to drive progress. Practical in nature and based on volunteerism, engagement, and corporate giving, it allows us to support community engagement initiatives, as seen in e.g. our Eagles Autism Foundation support and the Global Month of Service.

Safety program and performance

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to our communities is reflected in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework. This pragmatic, volunteerism-based approach, supplemented by corporate donations and engagement, allows us to actively participate in community engagement initiatives.

The celebration of Safety Day 2023 included the launch of Nouryon Cares, a fresh approach that highlights how we exhibit care for ourselves, our colleagues, and our communities. The community initiatives under Nouryon Cares are centered around STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), sustainability and environmental stewardship, safety and health, and cultivation of an innovative culture of responsible citizenship and global business collaborations. When it comes to caring for our communities, we have witnessed an exceptional display of volunteerism and philanthropy from our global locations.

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Nouryon employees on Safety Day 2023

Did you know?

Supporting Vatsalya Trust Balikashram orphanage in Mumbai, India

Aligned with our commitment to engage and collaborate with our communities, Nouryon India supports Vatsalya Trust Balikashram, an orphanage for underprivileged girls. Established in 2000, the Balikashram provides shelter, education, and developmental support to about 50 girls aged 6-18, aiming to foster self-reliance through higher education and vocational training. Nouryon employees also volunteer, interacting with the children and participating in various activities.

Talent initiatives

Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Talent

In 2023, we welcomed approximately 1,411 new hires worldwide, marking an increase of almost 4.5% compared to 2022. To reinforce our recruitment initiatives, we enhanced and internally communicated our employee referral program under the dynamic tagline, “Who do you KNOW, to help us GROW?”. This program, aimed at leveraging our employees' networks to build a diverse and dynamic team, is essential for realizing our growth objectives. In 2023, this revitalized focus on the Employee Referral Program resulted in 42 new hires

Our successful recruitment of diverse talent reflects our market appeal as an agile, forward-thinking, growth-focused company with a high-performance culture rooted in shared values and strong leadership. To articulate our Employer Value Proposition to both prospective and current employees, we introduced our new global Employer Brand, Changemakers, which specifically appeals to individuals driven to make positive change in our industry, regardless of their role. Changemakers encapsulates our culture and employer offerings, provides a compelling platform for our employees, and supports us in attracting the best talent within the industry in a competitive market.

We also remain committed to enhancing our talent pool and expertise through partnerships. In 2023, we continued partnering with several local universities and organizations for talent attraction and diversity. We are particularly proud of our associations with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers, which resulted in multiple new hires and career opportunities.

Leadership Capabilities Framework

We are introducing our Leadership Capabilities Framework, which is the foundation of our integrated system for building a strong pipeline of leadership talent. This framework focuses on enhancing five key leadership capabilities depicting the behaviors, knowledge, and attributes needed to be a leader at Nouryon. Integrating the Leadership Capabilities Framework into our business practices will provide clear, objective criteria that will support our ability to assess, select, and develop leaders for current and future roles. 

Case: Expanding our community partnership with Philadelphia Eagles

As part of our pledge to engage and partner with our communities, Nouryon supports the Philadelphia-based Eagles Autism Foundation, which has been at the forefront of funding innovative research and fostering an environment that promotes inclusion, compassion, and acceptance – values that Nouryon is also committed to.

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