Safe and sustainable styrenics – sustainable successFor INEOS Styrolution, sustainability is not just about safeguarding our license to operate. We go one step further: To us, it is a lever for growth.
INEOS Styrolution at a glance
How we define sustainability
THINK AND ACT RESPONSIBLY TODAY – FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
For us, sustainability means that INEOS Styrolution operates and develops its business in a way that balances our current and future needs, taking into account economic, environmental and social factors so that we can sustain and further grow our business in the long term.
Where we stand today
FROM SINGLE INITIATIVES TO A ROBUST REPORTING FRAMEWORK
Right from its foundation four years ago, INEOS Styrolution has driven initiatives geared towards sustainability, for example our programs for Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Excellence, risk & control, compliance, product stewardship and community involvement. We have obtained various certifications according to ISO standards. Every day, our customers and end consumers profit from our sustainable solutions, for example durable and lightweight styrenics enhancing resource efficiency, or hygienic packaging to ensure food safety and increased shelf-life. The company-wide sustainability program we are currently introducing will connect the dots between all those activities to provide a unified and efficient framework for reporting and enhancing INEOS Styrolution's standards.
Our vision and mission
A CLEAR, AMBITIOUS VISION
As the global market leader in styrenics, together with our stakeholders, we want to drive styrenics for sustainable applications and, thus, drive our company’s success. Sustainable styrenics and styrenic innovations can offer exciting solutions for challenges the world is currently facing, such as climate protection and accommodating rising living standards in emerging countries. Moreover, we put strong emphasis on safe and resource-efficient production, on valuing and respecting our employees, on fostering trusted and transparent relationships with our business partners and the communities we operate in. We are convinced that accomplishing long-term success together with our stakeholders can only result from truly sustainable business management.
To contribute to the sustainable development of styrenics along the entire value chain and enhance our sustainability standards, we want to:
Materiality of sustainability topics
Click here to learn more about our materiality assessment process.
The materiality matrix on the left summarizes the results of this materiality assessment, which have been translated into GRI indicators for external reporting.
Click here to view the whole section on materiality in our GRI report 2015.
Engaging stakeholders and developing meaningful partnerships with them over time is essential for INEOS Styrolution’s long-term business success. We realize that regular, open and proactive dialogue with all relevant stakeholders helps us to understand their perspectives, expectations, key issues and needs. In this way, we are able to integrate them into our business decision-making processes wherever possible, ensuring that our strategy addresses the issues that are important to them. At the same time, a dialogue with stakeholders gives us the opportunity to explain our clear and committed approach to sustainability as well as the value of our work, our products and services for society.Click here to view the whole section on stakeholder dialogue in our GRI report 2015.