Case Studies

Welcome to the UK chemical industry’s online exhibition of CIA member sustainability initiatives. Each member case study links to our 4 CIA Pillars of:

  • Sustainable growth and innovation;
  • Low carbon circular economy;
  • Responsibility and stewardship of our products and processes; and
  • Our people and communities.

Please browse the case studies below from our members and look out for further updates!

Johnson Matthey - IChemE’s Global Awards

JM scoops three award nominations in IChemE’s Global Awards 2020, in categories recognising diversity and inclusion, energy technology, and best innovative product

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Johnson Matthey - Biodiversity

JM biodiversity site records increased diversity amongst birds, newts, flies and plants, and has the highest number of butterflies recorded in the North East

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Johnson Matthey - HyNet

A world first, and the UK’s leading low carbon hydrogen project, powered by JM

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Johnson Matthey - eLNO®

JM invests £38m and creates over 100 jobs in new UK battery technology centres

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Thomas Swan - Responsible Care

Thomas Swan was early to adopt British and International standards (BS5750 in 1987) and is very proud of being the first company in the world externally verified to Responsible Care.

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Thomas Swan - EcoVadis

Measuring performance is always important. Using EcoVadis has enabled us to improve and maintain a high performance in the 4 main themes: Environment; Labour and human rights; Ethics; Sustainable procurement.

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Croda - Prosperity, Productivity & Investment

Croda have invested more than £7 million in a new state of the art warehouse in Goole, East Yorkshire. This sustainable facility will create additional local employment opportunities.

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Tata Chemicals Europe - 40ktes CO2 Capture Plant

£18m investment to reduce GHG emissions by 40ktes and manufacture medical grade sodium bicarbonate for export to over 60 countries worldwide

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Thomas Swan - Centre for Industry Education Collaboration

A Sustainability teaching resource that highlights the issues and impacts of sustainability for primary aged children was developed in partnership with the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration.

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