By operating profitably and competitively, we make ourselves a profitable investment, a significant employer, a reliable partner and a good corporate citizen.
A financially solid company can address the needs of its stakeholders, take care of its social and environmental obligations, as well as sponsoring activities for the public good.
Comparable return on average capital employed after tax (comparable ROACE) of at least 15% is the key indicator of our financial performance. Another important financial goal is to keep our leverage ratio below 40%.
We provide value for society by developing renewable, low emission and circular solutions for the aviation, chemical and plastics industries, transport sector and cities.
Our value creation is based on high-quality products, a global business model for raw material sourcing and product sales, in-depth knowledge of regulations and global customer requirements for both fossil and renewable products, as well as continuous innovation and development of products and solutions. Non-financial assets, for example production, sales, and sourcing expertise are also an essential part of our value creation.
See our value creation map in our Sustainability Report 2022.
Neste’s Green Finance Framework is focused on the development and investments in renewable and circular solutions with the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally.
Annually, Neste publishes a Green Finance Report which covers the use of proceeds of green financing issued under the Green Finance Framework. The company will allocate the net proceeds of the Green Debt to finance Eligible Assets and Projects that have been evaluated and selected by the Green Finance Committee. The Eligible Assets and Projects must fall within the eco-efficient and circular economy adapted products, production technologies and processes category. Read more about Neste's approach to green finance here.
The Green Finance Report, which covers green financing activities in 2022, demonstrates our commitment to combating climate change and accelerating a shift towards a circular economy.
Clean revenue and investments
One way to view how we transform ourselves and create value is the share of revenue from sustainable solutions; so called clean revenue.
Clean revenue means revenue from all goods and services which have a clear environmental and/or social benefits. Clean investments are investments in such benefits consisting of Clean cash-out investments, Clean R&D and Clean M&A investments. Clean Revenue and Clean Investments include for example revenue from, and investments in, clean transition as well as low-carbon and circular economy solutions.
CLEAN REVENUE IN 2022
Oil Products (Ethanol blending & co-processing)
CLEAN INVESTMENTS IN 2022
Clean cash-out investments Renewable Products
Clean cash-out investments Oil Products
Clean cash-out M&A investments
Economic value retained
DIRECT ECONOMIC VALUE GENERATED AND DISTRIBUTED IN 2022
Revenues from financial investments
Direct economic value generated
Employee wages and benefits
Payments to providers of capital
Payments to government
Direct economic value distributed
Economic value retained
Neste's tax footprint
We support the functioning of society and the provision of local services in all countries in which we operate by way of paying taxes and creating jobs. The taxes and tax-like fees paid and remitted by Neste were a significant source of income to public administrations also in 2022, when we supported the societies altogether with 4.6 billion euros.
In compliance with Neste’s Human Rights Principle, we encourage social progress and development that is in the public interest, including transparency, accountability and prohibition of tax abuse. We follow and communicate ethical tax principles as stated in the tax footprint
We comply with the applicable local legislation in paying, collecting, remitting, and reporting on taxes and fees. We are committed to following the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, and we pay and collect taxes in countries where our value-added activities are born as a result of our investments and personnel. We promote cooperation with tax and customs authorities.
Our data on payment of taxes in 2022 has been compiled taking into account the points of view of materiality and business reasons.
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