Performance up. Footprint down. reflects the spirit of our sustainability commitment. Our goal is to quickly transition to a low-carbon, circular economy with drop-in sustainable solutions that offer a reduced carbon footprint on par with conventional product performance. We want to become net carbon neutral by 2050, with significant reduction milestones along the way. We want to be a leader in driving a circular economy with high-quality sustainable products. At the same time, we want to have a positive impact on global societies with our safe and efficient materials.

Why we care

At INEOS Styrolution, our focus on sustainability is an intrinsic response to two pressing industry challenges: combatting littering and waste while concurrently slashing carbon emissions. Performance up. Footprint down. encapsulates our company’s commitment to addressing these issues head-on.

What we aim to achieve

By 2030, we are determined to achieve three key milestones: saving one million tonnes of CO2e*,

  • selling half a million tonnes of our innovative INEOS Styrolution ECO products, and
  • ensuring 100% regulatory compliance for both our conventional and ECO product lines.

Our ultimate objective is to transform to a net-zero emissions business by 2050.

* scope 1 & 2 emissions, baseline 2019

Innovation up.
Carbon emissions down.

Save 1 million tonnes of CO2e* in 2030

Achieve net zero emissions by 2050

We care.

Recycling up.
Waste down.

Sell 500 kt of INEOS Styrolution ECO products in 2030

We aim higher.

Product safety up.
Worries down.

Guarantee 100% regulatory compliance with conventional and ECO products

We make it happen.

How we plan to make it happen

We’ve already made significant strides in our pursuit of these goals.


First, we are enhancing our ECO portfolio, providing customers with drop-in solutions that require no additional technology or investment. This allows for seamless integration into existing machinery and processing equipment. 

Our unique advantage is our ability to apply every major recycling technology to our styrenics products, especially polystyrene (PS). This strength underpins our commitment to reducing waste and advancing recycling practices.  Our recycling efforts are structured into different loops, leveraging technologies such as mechanical recycling, depolymerisation, pyrolysis, and gasification. 

Our roadmap for reducing carbon emissions revolves around four strategic clusters.  We are transitioning from fossil-based feedstock to more circular and renewable materials. This includes implementing recycling technologies for our polystyrene and ABS products, enabling us to significantly cut emissions, reduce waste, and extend the life cycle of valuable materials.


Pathways to circularity for sytrenics


Our path to a low-carbon future

Another crucial cluster involves fuel switching. We aim to reduce approximately one-third of our scope 1 and scope 2 CO2 emissions by 2030 through the adoption of green energy. Additionally, process optimisations and site investments will help increase energy efficiency and curb carbon emissions. 

This trajectory positions us to achieve a significant milestone of 1 million tonnes of CO2 reduction by 2030, accounting for 45% of our total GHG emissions. However, our journey towards net-zero emissions by 2050 demands continuous exploration of further reduction measures. 

Looking ahead, we are exploring future options such as carbon capture, storage, and utilisation, ensuring a comprehensive approach to achieving our net-zero emissions target by 2050.


Styrenics are safe. This fact applies to our conventional products as well as our ECO products. We will continue to ensure the performance quality and safety of our entire portfolio because we are extremely diligent about verifying every new feedstock – be it recycled or renewable. We are also investing in our production and process capabilities and have taken significant steps to comply with all regulatory requirements.

100% regulatory compliance – ECO products as safe as conventional sytrenics

Looking ahead

As our industry continues to advance new circular and low carbon technology, we are confident that we will deliver on our Performance up. Footprint down. commitment. Our goals are ambitious, but achievable – a million tonnes less CO2 emissions and 500,000 tonnes of sales of our ECO products in 2030, 100% regulatory and safety compliance – and by 2050, a net-zero emissions company.