Commitments in line with industry leaders

Leading people and process safety

As a responsible operator and reliable supplier, we put safety first. Our goal is to sustain responsible operations by continuously improving our performance, with the ambition to reach zero injuries and harm focusing people safetyprocess safety and product safety. We continue to pursue improvements in our safety performance, for example, by focusing on leading indicators, emphasizing hazard recognition, and improving incident learning. In 2022, we reduced our OSHA incident rate by 12% and reduced our process safety incident rate by 79% and was recognized with a number of safety related awards. 

We are also committed to reducing our carbon footprint and energy consumption. We do this by increasing operational efficiency and increasing the sourcing of renewable energy. 98% of our manufacturing sites have certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS), e.g., ISO 14001 or RC 14001 equivalent.

Safety program and performance Sustainability targets

Key Achievements


reduction in Process Safety Events

Five carbon-neutral manufacturing sites


tracking in place at 100% of manufacturing sites.


reduction in fresh water consumption intensity between 2019 and 2022.


Safety awards for Nouryon in Texas

A closer look....Carbon neutrality at five manufacturing sites

The five carbon neutral sites in Brazil operated by Nouryon (Imperatriz, Eunápolis, Três Lagoas (2) and Jacareí), are part of the company’s Integrated Manufacturing Model, offering on-location sodium chlorate and/or chlorine dioxide production. Modern pulp mills normally generate excess utilities (e.g., such as steam and water from the pulping process) that can be used as fuel in other manufacturing processes. Nouryon uses renewable energy from our customers sourced primarily from biomass. These reused resources effectively lower the carbon footprint of the site while producing chemicals more efficiently. Simultaneously, on-site production reduces transportation requirements.

These five sites have low Scope 1 GHG emissions and reported zero Scope 2 GHG emissions, which has been independently assured by ERM CVS. These low, remaining emissions are offset by the purchase of certified carbon offsets, created from renewable energy projects.’

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Focus areas

Safety performance recognition

Our safety performance has been recognized several times in recent years by external agencies such as ACC (American Chemistry Council).


Cases - Improving safety and environment

Learn more - Nouryon's sustainability pillars

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