Sustainable development

Nynas aims to proactively contribute to sustainable development by demonstrably improving the impact of its economic, environmental and social activities.

Nynas’ commitment to sustainable development is reflected in the company’s business governance and through the group-wide sustainable development policy. Our Sustainable development report is from 2017 a part of the Annual report which can be found under Annual reports.  

Here are a few examples of how our products can contribute to sustainable development, for example how they can be recycled and consume less energy when used. In this way we also support our customers' ambitions, so that they in turn can satisfy their customers' demands.

Flexible, resource-efficient bitumen deliveries

Combining different transport methods makes it possible to utilise resources more efficiently and reduce the environmental impact. Nynas is leading the trend towards more flexible, resource-efficient bitumen deliveries in Europe.

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Less traffic disruption

Thanks to a specially designed method, it’s now possible to allow traffic back onto the road without major restrictions several days earlier than usual following surface dressing works.

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Think cold

Cost-efficient, cold mix technologies can also contribute to reducing environmental impact through lower energy consumption and higher levels of recycling, creating less traffic disruption. Experiences from places including the UK, Lithuania and Sweden indicate that this technology is on the verge of a commercial breakthrough.

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Powerful oil for a better environment

As interest increases in wind power, tougher demands are being made of the equipment. Nynas is also involved in contributing to ongoing developments.

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Reducing CO2 emissions

Thanks to a number of environment-oriented investments, it has been possible to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the refinery in Nynäshamn by more than one hundred thousand tonnes a year.

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Quieter roads

Heavier traffic and more homes in densely populated areas mean that significant efforts are required to reduce traffic noise. One way is to increase the use of noise-dampening road surfaces.

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The brains of Nynas

With an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Marika joined Nynas in 1999. She has predominantly held positions within R&D, including many years as Manager Technical Development and Market Support. For the past two years Marika has been focusing on sustainable development and competence transfer projects and she is now Sustainable Development Manager for Nynas Naphthenics. Find out what's on her mind.

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