Neste Oil ranked the world’s fourth most sustainable company
Neste Oil has been selected for the seventh time for inclusion in The Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. This year, Neste Oil achieved its best-ever ranking in the list, reaching fourth place, an improvement of 15 places on its performance in 2012.
Top place in The Global 100 for 2013 announced in Davos in Switzerland on 23 January went to the Belgian material technology and recycling company, Umicore, which was followed by Natura Cosmeticos, Statoil, Neste Oil, and Novo Nordisk.
This year’s list included companies from six continents and 22 countries. In addition to Neste Oil, two other Finnish companies were featured in this year’s Global 100 list: Outotec and Kesko.
“We are very pleased at being ranked among the very best companies worldwide in terms of sustainability,” says Neste Oil’s President & CEO, Matti Lievonen. “We have steadily worked on developing our sustainability over the years, and in 2012 we significantly increased the amount of waste- and residue-based inputs we use in refining NExBTL renewable diesel and commissioned Europe’s first microbial oil pilot production plant. We also made a number of major investments in areas such as safety.”
The Global 100 list is based on an expert analysis of around 4,000 listed companies across a range of industries worldwide. Of these 4,000 companies, the 350 most sustainable are selected by measuring their performance against 12 indicators.