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Commitments and engagements

Involvement in organizations and joint projects

Trade associations

  • ABFA (Advanced Biofuels Association), focused on helping America transform to a low carbon economy. Representing biofuel producers at ICAO FTG (Fuels Task Group), where CORSIA sustainability rules are developed.
  • AFM+E, Foreign Trade Association for Petroleum and Energy in Germany  
  • ASFE (Alliance for Synthetic Fuels in Europe)
  • ASTM International (former American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • BBE (Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V.), an umbrella organization of the bioenergy in Germany
  • Bioenergy Association of Finland, represents the interests of the bioenergy sector in Finland
    • Neste's representative is a Member of the Board
  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA), an organization promoting the use of renewable fuels in traffic
  • Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is a not-for-profit making organisation which represents chemical companies across Europe.
  • Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
    • Neste's representative is a Member the Board 
  • Cleantech Finland
  • CLEEN (Cluster for Energy and Environment)
  • European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
  • European Bioplastics (EUBP)
    • Neste representative is the Vice Chairperson of the Board
  • European Committee of Standardization (CEN)
  • European Energy Forum (EEF), an organization promoting open discussion and development in the energy industry
  • FuelsEurope (previously "Europia" or European Petroleum Industry Association), represent the interests of companies conducting refinery operations in the EU
  • Also consists of Concawe, the oil companies' European association for environment, health, and safety in oil refining
  • Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), an organization promoting safety of marine transportation and environmental responsibility
  • REA (Renewable Energy Association), represents British renewable energy producers and promotes the use of renewable energy in the UK
  • Svenska Petroleum och Biodrivmedel Institutet (SPBI) (Neste Ab)
  • UNITI, German association of medium sized oil companies active in fuels, heating oil and lubricants
  • World Energy Council Finland, World Energy Council's (WEC) member organization in Finland
    • Neste representative is the Vice Chair of the Board

Sustainable production and use of raw materials

  • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), widely used renewable fuel standard organization
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), an organization promoting sustainable use of biomass and biomaterials
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international organization and certification system promoting palm oil's sustainable production and use
  • Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), an organization promoting responsible soy production

In addition to being involved with various organizations, Neste also participates in a number of joint initiatives every year.

Aviation initiatives

  • aireg, an aviation initiative for renewable energy in Germany (aireg e.V.)
  • Bioport Holland, an initiative in the Netherlands aimed at promoting the use of sustainably produced biofuel in aviation (not active)
  • CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)
  • European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath, aimed at increasing the use of aviation biofuel to 2 million t/a by 2020
  • ITAKA (Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation), aimed at promoting the commercialization and use of renewable aviation fuel in Europe

Safety initiatives

Neste is one of the sponsors in a joint initiative "Turvallisuuden tekijät" developing systematic ways of improving people safety in companies

Sustainability and environmental initiatives

  • CLC (Climate Leadership Coalition), the purpose is to improve the Finnish businesses' and research organizations' competitiveness and ability to respond to climate change and the scarcity of natural resources 
  • Climate Partners, a cooperative network between the City of Helsinki and businesses
  • FIBS, Finland's leading corporate responsibility network, also a membership in FIBS' Diversity Charter Finland 
  • Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation, collaboration aims at making the metropolitan area a global reference area for intelligent and ecologically sustainable solutions
  • A Neste representative as Member of the Board
  • Nordic Business Network on Human Rights, facilitated by the Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR)
  • Responsible Care, a voluntary initiative by the global chemical industry aimed at supporting sustainable development in the industry 
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Advisory Board at Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
    • Neste representative a member of the Advisory Board
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Our collaborations:​

Together with several global brands, such as Unilever, Pepsico, Cargill, and Danone, we started collaborating with palm oil companies Golden Agri (GAR) and Musim Mas, as well as non-governmental agencies to aim for a large-scale transformative sustainability impact in the Siak region in Indonesia.