people, plastics · 10/15/2020

Neste’s Mercedes Alonso joins the Board of European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

Neste Corporation, Press Release, 15 October 2020 at 3.40 p.m. (EET)

Mercedes Alonso, Neste’s Executive Vice President of Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business, has been appointed to the Board of European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). Cefic is a nonprofit organisation which represents the leading chemical companies, in total almost 30 members, across Europe. The Board will serve a two-year term. 

“At Neste, we are strongly committed to supporting the chemical and polymers industry to develop towards a renewable and circular industry. With Cefic we share the vision of a thriving chemical industry that is innovating toward circular models, leading on sustainability and being at the forefront of new technologies. I am very happy to join the Board and actively contribute to this important cause, so critical to our industry now,” says Mercedes Alonso, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals at Neste.

Neste Corporation

Susanna Sieppi
Vice President, Communications

For more information, please contact: Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / (weekdays between 8.30 a.m. and 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 2019, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 15.8 billion, with 82% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: