Sustainability & strategy

Sustainability – at the core of our strategy

Neste’s vision is to create responsible choices every day with a purpose to create a healthier planet for our children. We provide value for society by developing renewable, low-emission and circular solutions for transportation, aviation, and marine uses, as well as for the chemical and plastics industries. This helps our customers reduce climate emissions and crude oil dependency, in addition to which it accelerates circular economy.

Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy. It is also integrated into our values that guide everything we do.

Neste as part of societyWe are in the business of fighting climate change

We help our customers in the transport sector and cities, as well as in the aviation, polymers and chemical sectors to make their business more sustainable. With our renewable and circular low-emission solutions, we contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on “Climate Action” (SDG 13) and “Sustainable Cities and Communities” (SDG 11). With these solutions, we create added value to society while enabling our customers to minimize their environmental footprint, which ultimately benefits people, as well.

We have invested approximately 1.5 billion euros to build our renewables production capacity. Today, we are able to produce some 2.9 million tons of renewable products. They provide effective means to combat climate change.

Read more about our lower-emission solutions, such as Neste MY Renewable Diesel, Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, low-sulfur marine fuels, as well as our solutions for renewable polymers and chemicals. Read more about our circular solutions to utilize plastic waste.

We announced in December 2018 that we are investing EUR 1.4 billion to increase our renewable products production capacity in Singapore. This brings our total renewable product capacity close to 4.5 Mt annually in 2022 and enables us to double our greenhouse gas reduction impact from the 2018 level. Read more about our climate targets.

Managing sustainability

The Board of Directors approves policies covering sustainability, and monitors how Neste performs in terms of sustainability. Neste Executive Committee is responsible for outlining the company’s strategic approach to sustainability and monitoring how sustainability is reflected in the business unit and support function operations. 

Sustainability work is the enabler of our business strategy, and sustainability goals are an integral part of the business area objectives. For example, the development of Neste's safety management and practices, as well as increasing the use of waste and residues in the production of renewable products are topical strategic focus areas that require sharing of competence and cooperation across organizational boundaries.

Neste’s business areas are supported by Neste’s Sustainability organization, as well as Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) organizations. These organizations share the responsibility of managing Neste’s sustainability efforts.

Sustainability Management