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Register your idea to Neste's sustainability Hackathon by 11 May

Neste Corporation
Press Release
11 April 2017 at 4 pm (EET)

Register your idea to Neste's sustainability Hackathon by 11 May


At Slush 2016, Neste presented an open invitation for all digitalization experts interested in combating climate change and protecting human rights to participate in the digitalization of the company's Supplier Due Diligence System.

Now we have the pleasure to invite all conceptualization, IT, IM, coding, data visualization and digitalization experts with a passion for sustainability issues to

  1. register their preliminary ideas as soon as possible, by 11 May at the very latest, on our website offering also a development environment and additional materials for participants from 24 April on
  2. join the Pre-Hack Event on 21 April either at Neste headquarters in Espoo, Finland or via digital channels to get more information about the Hackathon, to network, and to participate in the Matchmaking among participants and development teams

The teams with registered ideas offering the best development potential will be invited to join the global Hackathon organized simultaneously in Helsinki, Finland and Singapore on May 23rd and 24th 2017.

More information about the Hackathon, such as rules and registration, can be found on our website Follow the Hackathon in social media @Nestecorp and join our global dialogue with a hashtag #hackthesupply.

10,000 euros to the winning team

The digitalization challenge focuses on Neste's global Supplier Due Diligence System that helps Neste evaluate and monitor its supply chain. The use of the current system requires manual work and handling of multiple documents between Neste and its various raw material suppliers around the world.

"Digitalizing the Supplier Due Diligence System is an ambitious project in which we need the help from the best talents. We put great effort into the sustainability and transparency of our raw material supply chains, and want our new system to help us develop them even further. We expect to receive a number of innovative ideas on how such a system could be developed due to the timeliness of the topic," says Johan Lunabba, Sustainability Director from Neste.

The created concepts and ideas will be evaluated by the Hackathon jury consisting of experts from Neste's sustainability and ICT teams, as well as stakeholder representatives. The winning team will be announced at the end of the Hackathon and awarded with a 10,000 euro cash prize.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

Further information:
Johan Lunabba, Director, Sustainability, tel +358 50 458 0795, johan.lunabba(@)
Adrian Suharto, Manager, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Neste Singapore Ltd, tel. +65 9150 3676, adrian.suharto(@)

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Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable choices for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers.  Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner, whose expertise, R&D and sustainable practices are widely respected. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Read more:;