Nouryon releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Nouryon releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Progressing in advancing portfolio of sustainable solutions as well as improved safety and environmental performance

  • By ICN Bureau | May 25, 2024

Nouryon published its fifth annual sustainability report themed, ‘Essential Solutions, Sustainable Future,’ highlighting the advancements in its portfolio of sustainable solutions in addition to its safety and environmental performance. The report details the significant strides Nouryon took during the year to deliver on its purpose: Your partner in essential solutions for a sustainable future.

Nouryon delivered strong safety performance: From 2019 to 2023, its process safety incident rate decreased 78% and its OSHA Incident Rate (OIR) decreased 3%, maintaining the Company’s top quartile people safety performance1.

Expanded portfolio of sustainable solutions: 74% of the Company’s R&D product pipeline2 was focused on solutions with a sustainability benefit, and 32% of 2023 revenue was derived from Nouryon’s portfolio of Eco-Premium Solutions3. Key sustainable solutions launched in the year include antimicrobial active Triameen® Y12D, Kromasil® 100A diC4 spherical silica, Berol® Nexxt surfactant, and Dissolvine® GL Premium chelating agent. Additionally, Nouryon achieved the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS for green monochloroacetic acid (MCA) production at its Delfzijl site in the Netherlands.

Nouryon advanced environmental performance through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and the transition to energy from renewable sources: The Company achieved a 14% reduction in total absolute Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions between 2019 and 2023. In 2023, 54% of its total electricity consumption was derived from renewable and low-carbon sources, compared to 50% in 2022.

“At Nouryon, our ability to adapt and innovate for our customers, and collaborate closely with other business partners, has served as a foundation for our leading safety, sustainability, and financial performance within our industry,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Nouryon. “Our dedicated efforts last year resulted in progress across multiple areas of our sustainability commitment, including top-quartile safety performance, the continued reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the expansion of our sustainable solutions portfolio.”

The report reflects Nouryon’s transparent approach to data disclosure and includes metrics with reference to GRI and in alignment with SASB disclosure standards. Additionally, the Company has reported to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

“We are pleased with the sustainability progress that we have outlined in our most recent report,” said Vivi Hollertt, Nouryon Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer. “We appreciate the close partnerships with our customers, suppliers, and other business partners, as well as the contributions from colleagues around the world that advanced our progress over the past years. We are proud of the climate leadership recognition we received from CDP and for being in the top 5 percent of companies then rated by EcoVadis.”

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