We don't make excuses or vague promises. We are committed to helping North American businesses and cities fight climate change with renewable solutions.
Our Transformation Journey
Neste is America’s leading supplier of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, but that wasn’t always the case. Before, Neste was an oil and gas company.
Neste was founded more than 70 years ago, with a defined purpose of providing oil and fuel security to Finland. When we started doing business in the United States, our focus was on collecting crude oil by truck from the Texas oil fields and selling gasoline across the U.S. West Coast.
By the 1990s, we knew better about the impact of fossil fuels on our planet, so something had to change. At the time, climate change was just an inconvenient truth and there was little demand for renewable energy. Despite this, we embarked on a journey to become a company that fights - not contributes to - climate change. Neste spent the last 15 years transforming from oil producer to renewables pioneer, perfecting all facets of the process along the way. We decided to change because we believe it is the right thing to do. Though we’ve faced countless challenges, we remain committed to breaking fossil fuel’s 100-year chokehold across North America and reimagining how trucks drive, planes fly and plastics are made.
Through our own journey, we are helping forge a clear and profitable path for the oil industry to follow. This isn’t some vague promise - 90% of our profits came from renewables and our share price has outperformed peers by nearly 190% over the past five years.
We are only getting started. Through continued innovation and growth - including acquisitions of Mahoney Environmental and AgriTrading - we are constantly finding ways to turn more waste and residues from across North America into renewable products.
Today, recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, Neste is on track to create the change needed to lower GHG emissions and cut pollution. We are creating a healthier planet for future generations - and we believe that change runs on renewables.
Our Activities in North America
Neste knows that transformations are tricky. That is why we are providing North American cities and businesses with simple and proven today solutions to fight climate change.
Today, our Neste MY Renewable Diesel powers tens of thousands of heavy-duty trucks and other diesel powered vehicles on the road, ensuring people’s needs for convenience. Our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel fuels all the major airlines in North America, giving travelers peace of mind by helping them fly with a much smaller carbon footprint. And we are working to accelerate circularity by developing solutions for renewable plastics.
As we keep expanding our North American footprint, we are ready to continue boosting positive climate action and helping more cities and businesses reach climate goals. Read more about our success stories here: https://journeytozerostories.neste.com/references
Neste offers people who care about climate change a way to make a difference. Globally, we employ more than 4,900 people who are committed to creating a healthier planet for future generations.
Of those people, 500 are working in North America, and we are adding new members to our team every day. Check out our career page to find open opportunities to join us on the journey to zero: https://www.neste.com/about-neste/careers
Our Values and culture
Neste offers people who care about climate change a way to make a difference. We are a fast-growing family of talented and passionate people who want to create a healthier planet for future generations. Everything we do is shaped by our values of care, courage and collaboration.
These values are the foundation of what we do, and align with our strategy of faster, bolder and together.
We care for the environment, society and the generations to come while being responsible for driving a successful business.
We care about the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people around us.
We include and welcome everyone on this journey, caring for diversity and everyone’s right to be their own true selves.
We lead the way by exploring opportunities and creating new solutions.
We strive for renewal and excellence in the innovative way we work and do business.
We dare to think fast, act fast and learn fast. Honest dialogue and continuous development are at the core of our thinking.
We succeed together in reaching our targets.
We bring together our people, customers, partners and societies – our success is built on collaboration and innovation.
We encourage each other and grow together through sharing knowledge and feedback.