Sustainability 2017 is our long term vision for the future
Our Sustainability 2017 Vision
Johnson Matthey is a global business focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technology. It is our strategy to grow our business through:
- Investment in technology
- Application of key niche market knowledge
- Development of products concerned with protecting the environment
- Responsible management of the very valuable materials we work with.
Throughout the company we are committed to the principles of sustainable development and strive for outstanding resource efficiency and minimum carbon intensity.
Going forward, we aim to further develop and enhance sustainability as a core competence and key driver of competitiveness for our business.
We aim to encourage our suppliers and customers to adopt the values of sustainability which we uphold and, for the benefit of our customers, we aim to apply our expertise to the development of a new generation of sustainable products and services.
For the benefit of our shareholders, our employees and for society as a whole, we aim to more than double our earnings per share while cutting our carbon intensity by half, achieving zero waste and halving the key resources that we consume per unit of output by 2017, the year of Johnson Matthey’s 200th anniversary, to create a business that will continue to grow and prosper in its third century.
Johnson Matthey in 2017
Since its foundation as a precious metals assayer in 1817, Johnson Matthey has continued to develop new technology, demonstrating its ability to maintain world leadership by adapting constantly to the ever changing needs of its customers and society. It has evolved into a world leading speciality chemicals company and today many of its products make a positive contribution to the environment and society as a whole.
Sustainability presents a major challenge for society and for business. It is a complex area but is the right thing for responsible businesses to pursue. If we are successful in realising our Sustainability 2017 Vision, the best accolade we will have is that Johnson Matthey is in excellent shape to begin its third century as a leader, an innovator and a contributor to society in everything we do.
Background to Sustainability 2017
Our Vision was defined following an assessment of the risks, major impacts and future commercial opportunities open to the business and was launched in December 2007.
Read more about how the Sustainability 2017 Vision was developed.