sustainability · 12/2/2021

Neste recognized as a Leader in Global Child Forum’s global children’s rights and business benchmark for 2021

Neste Corporation, News, 2 December 2021 at 2 p.m. (EET) 

Neste has been recognized as a Leader in Global Child Forum’s latest global children’s rights and business benchmark, The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2021. Neste was placed among the top 9% of out of 832 benchmarked companies across nine global industries and ranked as 3rd out of the 119 companies in the energy and utilities sector.

"We're proud of this recognition by Global Child Forum as it highlights our longstanding commitment to respect children's rights and our efforts to safeguard these rights in our entire value chain. We firmly believe in our purpose - to create a healthier planet for our children - and have consistently set our standards even higher to accomplish this. As an illustration of our long-term ambition, we continue to address children's rights as an integral part of our broadened sustainability vision introduced earlier this year," says Minna Aila, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Neste.

Global Child Forum, a Swedish non-profit foundation brings together thought leaders and influencers from business, civil society, academia and government in order to spur action for social change around children’s rights. The foundation's work is underpinned by the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles as well as by its own research and tools.

*) Global Child Forum bases its benchmark scores on a company’s publicly available information, systematically assessing a corporate’s response to impacts on children’s rights. Scores are not a measure of actual compliance with policies, outcomes of policies and/or programmes nor should scores be construed as investment advice. Read more about the methodology here.

Read more:
Our commitment to respect and support the rights of children & youth
Global Child Forum report - The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2021

Further information: Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET).

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: