Our commitment to sustainability
We are determined to deliver circular, low-carbon styrenics that are safe and sustainable for our customers and end-users. To achieve this, we collaborate closely with our entire value chain.
Our sustainability focus
INEOS Styrolution intends to operate and develop 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.
Styrenics are essential to creating a safer, healthier, and more sustainable way of life. Styrenics provide solutions to global societal challenges such as resource scarcity, urbanisation, rising living standards and population growth.
More versatile than glass, paper, wood, or metal, styrenics meet our needs with less material input and less energy consumption during production – ensuring a lower carbon footprint. Its light weight and durability help reduce the weight of cars, which results in reduced fuel use. It insulates buildings, contributing to lower energy consumption. Packaging made from styrenics is safe and hygienic and helps to reduce food waste by preserving food and significantly extending its shelf life.
Some of our plastic products have become even more indispensable in the fight against COVID-19. Our styrenics materials are being used to produce safety equipment such as safety goggles, face shields and disinfectant dispensers as well as medical and surgical devices such as COVID-19 detection kits, intubation devices, infusion sets and blood pressure monitors. Polystyrene is not only a versatile, aesthetic, and durable material, it is also one of the most recyclable polymers and can be recycled using different technologies.
Here is a selection of our achievements that demonstrate our sustainability performance in our key focus areas.
Our sustainability targets
We committed ourselves to short-term and medium-term global sustainability targets covering key focus areas of our business. Here is an update of our progress in the past year.
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