Yara’s knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers’, distributors’ and industrial customers’ businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth’s resources, food and environment. Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies. Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 15,000 employees and sales to about 160 countries.
HAK is a family business that was founded by the family HAK in Giessen, the land of Heusden and Altena. Since its foundation the company has been processing fresh vegetables and fruit for over 60 years. Our motto is: ‘Live by dependence’. With this motto we want to underline our principle of reciprocity and respect for man and nature in everything that we do. We believe that the world will be a better place where you can live longer and healthier if everybody eats enough fruits and vegetables. We want to make healthy eating easier and tastier with quality fruits and vegetables that we aim to grow, harvest and process close to home in Giesen.
Evides Industriewater
Evides Industrywater is one of the strongest players in the industrial segment of North-Western Europe. Starting from our customer’s wishes and demands we offer efficient custom built sollutions that are based on sustainable and innovative technologies. Evides Industrywater feels that innovative, efficient and sustainable custom solutions in the field of processwater, wastewater purification and water reuse should be available to as many companies in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the energy sector and the nutritional branch as possible. This will contribute to the efficiency of company processes but will also contribute to a better environment.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet’s net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Valmet’s objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (Hexion) is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. As a global manufacturer operating approximately 60 industrial facilities around the world, Hexion supplies customers through its Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division, and its Forest Products Division.
Circular economy addresses two of the central global challenges: climate change and scarcity of natural resources. Circular economy invites to minimise waste and to use renewable resources in a sustainable and circular way. UPM’s circular economy approach crystallises into three words: More with Biofore. We reuse or recycle virtually all production waste, recycle materials and products several times, and create added value through smart solutions. Our goal is to minimise waste and maximise reuse. New, innovative technologies – such as industrial biotechnology, 3D printing and energy technologies – give new ways to create innovative products and solutions. We do all this to bring economic, social and environmental value to our stakeholders and the society.
This is exactly how UPM has operated for a long time. For us, circular economy is the cornerstone of a sustainable future.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy whose main raw material is wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Fibre's bleached softwood and birch pulps have been developed for manufacturing high-quality boards, tissue and printing papers, and specialty products. Metsä Fibre uses ECF bleaching for the softwood and birch pulp it supplies to Europe and China as raw material for high-quality boards, tissue and printing papers, and specialty products. In addition to pulp, Metsä Fibre makes other bioproducts from by-products: biochemicals and energy. These account foraround10 per cent of Metsä Fibre's sales of EUR 1.6 billion. Metsä Fibre's brand is Botnia. Along with pulp fibre, biochemicals and bioenergy, our Botnia product family includes products and expertise to support the competitiveness of our customers and enable them to make the most of our fibres.
For more than 60 years in our German location, we have been developing and producing decanter centrifuges, separators, belt presses, and systems considered extremely powerful and reliable. In many industrial areas, they handle key functions in the clarification of liquids, separation of liquid mixtures, and concentrating and dewatering. Each individual machine that leaves our Southern German factory embodies our values and our philosophy: We want our customers to obtain results with Flottweg that can't be beat. Our passion for perfection in detail and in the big picture characterizes our thoughts and actions. Most of our machines are still in use, even decades after they are commissioned. Around the world, the Flottweg name is a synonym for outstanding product quality, top-quality service, and cost-effective long-term operation.
Avebe is a market oriented corporation of starch potato growers. Traditionally we focus solely on extracting starch from potatoes. But through development of new innovative technologies we can now also extract proteins from the potato meant for the nutrition industry. This is not all, the potato for us is a source of potentially many more raw ingredients that may be brought to value. Every day 1350 Avebe employees work to utilize all possibilities the potato has to offer to make life more pleasant, healthier and easier. For our clients, our members and for society as a whole.
A chemical by itself doesn’t solve problems. But in the hands of a Buckman professional it becomes a solution. The difference? Commitment. A commitment to finding new and better ways to apply chemistries. To helping high-performance companies perform even better. To making service a science.  And to finding sustainable ways of working that benefit not only ourselves and our customers, but also the communities we share. Our Buckman Fundamentals explain who we are and what we believe. They are a guide by which we serve all our customers around the world. They support our main goal, which is to build long-term relationships and create sustainable value for our customers. The Buckman Fundamentals also assure every customer that we will act in an ethical, honest, and transparent manner to solve their technical problems, safeguard the environment, and maintain safety in the workplace.
With approximately 6000 employees in the Netherlands we work on the most innovative concepts, integral and sustainable solutions for our clients in the industry, energy, infrastructure and utility. ENGIE services is the largest technical service provider in the Netherlands, with innovative concepts and integral and sustainable solutions, from design to management to maintenance. We respond to social developments and current themes in work and living environment in an accountable way.
Van Houtum has been providing hygienic towels and innovative and innovative solutions for a better bathroom hygiene with exceptional environmental accomplishments. We are leaders in the field of Corporate Social responsibility: within our company a heartfelt respect for man and environment determines the way we manage our business. This vision on Corporate Social responsibility is put into practice with equal attention for ‘people, planet and profit’. Under the brand name Satino Black we produce the most environmentally friendly toilet paper in the world.
Royal Haskoning DHV
Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 135 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation. Our 6000 colleagues, working from around 100 permanent offices in more than 30 countries on projects in some 150 countries, are committed to our promise to enhance society together. Our professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural development and water.
The tasks at Voith vary greatly, but there is one thing that all Voith employees have in common: their passion for the company and technology.
Omya SA/NV is a leading producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a distributor of chemical products, based in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Constant dialogue with clients is essential for identifying and developing optimum solutions quickly and with representatives and Sales Offices in all regions we offer a sophisticated logistics and a proprietary fleet on roads, rail tracks and sea in order to ensure delivery on time, every time.
The Centre Technique du Papier promotes the technical development of the Pulp, Paper and Board industry as well as the related industries (printing; packaging-converting; suppliers; builders, etc.), all customers of CTP, in order to improve:
  • Their performances, innovate and transfer know-how
  • Their productivity, their competitiveness, meet the markets’ needs and expectations bette
  • Advance scientific and technological knowledge
In the due respect of the Sustainable Development requirements.    
The Navigator Company is of great importance in the national economy in the pulp and paper industry. In June 2013 it was named the "Best Company in Europe" by the European Business Awards in the "Business of the Year" category. The Company's importance for the development of the Portuguese economy is shown in its productive and export capacity, representing 3% of total exports of Portugal and its turnover, which amounts to around 1% of GDP. The company aims to be a global company, recognized for transforming the forest into products and services that contribute to the well-being of people in an innovative and sustainable way.
In essence LiqTech was created out of the need for new technologies to meet ever increasing demands for cleaner air and cleaner water. It was born from a vision that technology companies with the right products and management could deliver sustainable profits and growth. LiqTech is a US listed  technology company head quartered in Denmark, who for the last 11 years has been at the leading edge in developing and marketing its own proprietary products to the environmental industry. At its core the ability to manipulate Silicon Carbide (SiC) – one the most durable of manmade materials- which has allowed it to make a high value, high performance product for liquid and gaseous filtration products.
ABC Kroos is a young Dutch company that has developed the technology to extract high quality, non-denatured, soluble proteins from various green leaf-mass: ‘green protein’. ABC Kroos is the first company in the world that makes duckweed soluble by means of a patented intact procedure while retaining all functional properties important for nutritional formulas with a protein count of over 70%.
NewFoss is a supplier of valuable Biobased  raw materials produced from biomass (surpluss)fluxes to its consumers. These Biobased materials form a sustainable input for different types of industry, from cartboard to chemistry, that are now still largely dependent on existing materials. In order to produce the Biobased raw materials NewFoss has developed a bio-refining process as well as the necessary  technology and combined them in complete installations. NewFoss designs, builds, maintains and, if desired, exploitation of these installations to its clients.
If you're looking for a partner to help solve your most challenging motion control problem or application, you've come to the right place. Our specialty has and always will be to help you control motors precisely and cost-effectively with innovative, high performance and easy-to-use motion controllers and PLCs. We will never stray from this position because it is something we passionately believe in. We live and breathe it daily. We are particularly proud of the fact that we treat the needs of each and every customer as unique and we share our wealth of knowledge with them to ensure success. It's the only way we know how to conduct business. And, we have the references and credentials to prove it. We look forward to partnering with you."
Algae and duckweed have a green future. Taken by areal protein production these crops are far more productive than every other arable crop. Algae have been the basis of the marine food web for millions of years and species can be found in every imaginable water body. The company Algaecom has developed a sustainable production method to culture algae on an agricultural scale and these systems have been tested in several pilot plants. A demo site is now being build in the Eemshaven by Omega Green BV, the company you can contact for further information.
We are a leading  authority in several markets for massive cardboard. How? It all starts with the quality of our massive cardboard of course, but there is more – we stand out by thinking with our consumers, we advise and we provide excellent service.
ANDRITZ Gouda designs, manufactures and sells drying, solidifying, peeling and thermal equipment for the food, chemical and environmental industries. Both machine manufacturer and process solutions expert, ANDRITZ Gouda can contribute to all aspects of designing and building process facilities. Our capabilities include design, engineering, pilot plant tests, installation and commissioning assistance and after sales service, for a single process step upto complete processing lines. ANDRITZ Gouda helps customers determine their needs and then collaborates to provide just the perfect amount of involvement, as is required to successfully complete any project. Every day, in every way, ANDRITZ Gouda employees are working with international customers to ensure that questions are answered and that all concerns are addressed.

Mayr-Melnhof Karton is the world's largest producer of coated cartonboard made from recovered fibres, and also holds an increasingly strong position in the production of virgin fibre-based board. MM Karton stands for quality and reliability, competence and packaging safety.

In seven European mills on 9 board machines with an annual capacity of more than 1.7 million tons, we produce a wide range of folding boxboard (FBB) and white lined chipboard (WLC) qualities as well as offset and flexo liner (LIN). Our products are available in more than 100 countries worldwide.

DS Smith is the second largest manufacturer of corrugated products in Europe. Over the past 80 years our organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise. We have gone from being a leader in manufactured packaging with divisions in paper, plastics, packaging and recycling to become one unified company and the industry benchmark in packaging and Supply Cycle strategy. Today, we operate in more than 36 different countries, proudly employing over 26,000 people. It’s thanks to the skills and knowledge of our employees that we are able to provide our customers with strategic support across their entire packaging Supply Cycle. Because we are packaging strategists. It’s this forward thinking approach that has built the company that we see today. The Power of Less
From managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of applications including personal care components, stand-up pouches, super-strong cement bags, clever retail boxes and office paper.
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our customers include publishers, retailers, brand owners, print and board producers, printing houses, merchants, converters and joineries and construction companies.
Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We believe that everything that's made with fossil fuels today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our focus is on fibre-based packaging, plantation-based pulp, innovation in biomaterials, and sustainable building solutions.
Environmental consciousness also represents an increasingly significant aspect of the pulp and paper market. One of the reasons for this development is provided by the demand of a growing number of customers for products bearing certification, which states that they are manufactured from wood emanating from sustainably managed forests and therefore meet climate protection stipulations. The fact that the Heinzel Group’s production centres and two trading houses have PEFC and FSC accreditation represents just one example of its active commitment to environmental protection. Thus, all Heinzel Group business partners can be certain that wood flow standards are complied with during the entire production process and that all the required social, ecological and economic principles are adhered to from the forest to the final product.
Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures paperboard, paper and wood products and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth. The average number of employees during 2016 was 2 989. Holmen's business concept is to develop and run profitable business within three product-oriented business areas for paperboard, paper and wood products as well as two raw material-oriented business areas for forest and renewable energy. Europe is the key market.
Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper based and biorefinery solutions to its direct and indirect customer base. For Sappi sustainability makes sound business sense. We depend on our stakeholders to help us create long-term business value and on natural resources for our commercial viability. Accordingly, we have a strong business case for responsible corporate citizenship. Engaging with stakeholders is the basis of our licence to trade. To build a sustainable business, we have to understand our stakeholders’ concerns, expectations and priorities and engage with them on an ongoing basis through a structured, inclusive, transparent process.
Parenco BV is an independent paper manufacturer on the banks of the Rhine in Renkum. During our rich history much has changed in the process of paper making and in the organizational structure of the company. One feature however has remained constant throughout the decades: the undisputed quality of our paper. Parenco has two paper machines; PM1 produces graphical paper products and PM2 was recently converted for the production of packaging paper, Fluting and Testliner3. Parenco delivers to customers throughout Europe.
The idea behind Pectcof was created in an innovation course at Wageningen University in March 2011. In this course the founders came together for the first time, to talk about a biorefinery concept for a huge side stream in the industrial coffee chain: the coffee cherry. Since then, the multicultural team has been working together to make Pectcof a great success. With the use of the different backgrounds in chemical and electrical engineering, as well as Master degrees in Food Chemistry, Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Management and Marketing the team combines different skills and experiences to run the company. On top of this management team we have many experienced advisers and partners that strengthen and advise on all the important aspects of technology and running a company.
Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, provides safe, sustainable chemistry programs and services to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, refineries and petrochemical operations. Through onsite problem solving and the application of innovative technologies, we maximize production, optimize water use and overcome complex challenges in the world’s toughest energy frontiers. We make the world cleaner, safer and healthier. We protect vital resources. Ensure water and energy are available everywhere. Our products and services prevent disease and infection. Keep food supplies safe. Protect the places where people eat,  sleep, work, play, and heal. We touch what is fundamental to quality of life: We keep people healthy. We enhance well-being. We provide assurance, so life can be lived fully. We help our customers succeed. Reduce risk and worry. Free them to grow.
Crown Van Gelder N.V. (CVG) is an independent paper manufacturer, listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is located at the Noordzeekanaal in Velsen. About 300 people work here on a turnover of approximately € 160 million a year. At the factory, CVG manufactures specialties for graphical and industrial applications in the wood-free, uncoated and lightweight (in-line) sector. Crown Van Gelder has invested a lot in the sustainability of products and processes.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.
Since 1983, Frames has been designing and building technologically advanced high quality process and control systems for the international upstream oil & gas industry. Specialized in the design, manufacturing, supply, installation and commissioning of complete systems for oil & gas treatment, separation, heat exchanging, flow control and safeguarding, we continuously expand our technologies as well as our customer base to include virtually all the major oil & gas production companies.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion.
AkzoNobel is a global fortune 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with human and animal healthcare products, coatings, and chemicals. We employ around 61,880 people and conduct our activities in four segments − human and animal health, coatings and chemicals −subdivided into 13 business units, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2006 totaled EUR 13.7 billion.
SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals.SABIC operates in more than 40 countries across the world and has 60 world-class manufacturing and compounding plants in locations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Its headquarters are in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Corbion Purac
Purac is a leading company in food preservation, green chemicals and lactic acid based bioplastics and the worldwide market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides. Purac has over 75 years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of these products in a broad range of industries. Purac operates production plants in the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Thailand and markets its products through a worldwide network of sales offices and distributors. Purac is headquartered in The Netherlands and is a part of CSM. As per July 2013, Purac continues her activities under the new name Corbion Purac.
Albemarle is a leading specialty chemical company providing innovative chemistry solutions to customers in the world.Our innovations are seen in everyday applications such as those that add life-saving properties to resins used in electronics, appliances and furnishings; reduce mercury emissions, safeguard food against bacteria and that help create cleaner transportation fuels.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
Pentair X-Flow
Pentair X-Flow membranes are used in the field of ultrafiltration in capillary form, and microfiltration and ultrafiltration in tubular form, which makes selective filtration possible. Pentair X-Flow has expertise and experience in all water areas, from potable water production to the treatment of process and wastewater and the pre-treatment of seawater, but also in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Our extensive portfolio of membrane products guarantees the right specifications for each application.
Oil and gas production can be achieved in a more efficient and less expensive way. FMC Technologies develop and design separation solutions for both subsea and topside application. The solutions offer many benefits as increased throughput, cut operating costs, and prolonged life of field. The return on investment is further enhanced by short downtime and low weight and volume of the equipment. Our portfolio of vessel internals and inline separators for oil, gas, sand and water includes proven separation technology with extensive operational experience. We are the only company with subsea separation experience.
Evodos offers a mechanical solid-liquid separation technology which is directly derived from the theoretical laws of fluid dynamica, versus incremental improvements of existing technologies. Therefore it has major advantages over traditional separation technologies such as stacked disk separators or decanter centrifuges.
Paques develops ingenious anaerobic water purification systems that produce energy from wastewater, whilst purifying the water and facilitating water reuse. The biogas produced in the purifying process is a source of green energy, a field of emerging interest worldwide. Since the introduction of Paques’ first BIOPAQ® reactor in 1982, close cooperation with its partners has resulted in an extensive portfolio for integrated water and gas treatment. All systems are designed and installed to fit the customer’s specific needs, either integrated with existing treatment systems or as stand-alone solutions.
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods.Unilever's innovations build leading brands and develop our capacity to meet consumer needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care.
Royal Cosun
Royal Cosun is a Dutch agro-industrial group firmly rooted in the primary sector. The Cosun businesses – Suiker Unie, Aviko, Sensus, SVZ and Duynie – produce food ingredients and products that make their way to the food industry, foodservice sector and retail channels. In addition, the group is increasingly focusing on components for non-food applications.
Het kennisnetwerk NL GUTS, Netherlands Group of Users of Technology for Separation, heeft als doel het uitwisselen en verspreiden van kennis over scheidingsprocessen tussen bedrijven onderling en tussen industrie en kennisinfrastructuur. Dit gebeurt door het organiseren van interactieve bijeenkomsten, het stimuleren van netwerkvorming, het opbouwen en onderhouden van een kennisdossier en het initiëren en (laten) uitvoeren van gezamenlijke verkennende (onderzoeks-)projecten.
MSD is a global healthcare leader working to address unmet health needs. We provide innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and consumer and animal health products to help improve health and well-being. We work with customers in 140 countries to deliver broad-based healthcare solutions. The company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada. Everywhere else, we are known as MSD.
Royal FrieslandCampina is a multinational dairy company wholly owned by the dairy co-operative Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina, which has 14,391 member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Our products are for sale in more than 100 countries. Key regions are Europe, Asia and Africa. Ingredients are sold all over the world. In 2011, sales amounted to over 9,6 billion euros (first half 2012: 5,089 million). The company employs 19,000 people in 25 countries.
HEINEKEN owns and manages one of the world’s leading portfolios of beer brands and is one of the world’s leading brewers in terms of sales volume and profitability. HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers everywhere. Four key attributes make the Company different: Heineken® is the first and only truly global beer brand, enjoyed in 178 countries around the world; a unique, worldwide footprint with operations in 71 countries, ensuring a broader reach for our brands than any other brewer; an internationally diverse, dynamic, committed and entrepreneurial team of around 70,000 employees; and the passion of the Heineken family remains as strong today as it was in 1864 when we first started brewing beer.
Synthon develops and manufactures medicines that serve as high quality alternatives to innovative medicines. In this context we consider it a challenge to place our products on the market in the earliest stage possible and sell them at competitive prices.
The exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil as well as natural gas trading are part of our core business. Our business success will be based on our ability to supply energy to Europe by using our technical expertise, efficiency and innovation. Wintershall focuses on the selected core regions: Europe, North Africa, South-America, Russia, the Caspian Sea region and increasingly the Middle East. With an annual production around 113 million barrels of oil equivalent, we are Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer.
The mission of Bronswerk Heat Transfer is to offer the client the best solution for heat transfer and fluid-flow systems. The challenges presented by the client are translated in sustainable, energy saving and innovative solutions of the highest possible quality. By optimizing the installations thermodynamically, mechanically and economically, Bronswerk Heat Transfer realizes the greatest possible benefits for the client.
Cultivating and Marketing Algae-derived Products Algae to Omega Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries cultivate and market algae and algae-derived products. The Company also intends to use environmentally clean technologies such as rain capture, anaerobic digestion, wind turbines and solar panels, to produce and sell high-value algae feedstock used to manufacture nutraceuticals such as Astaxanthin for human and animal nutrition, pure contaminant-free Omega 3 oil and superior-quality food for the livestock and aquaculture industries.
Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe.
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with over 38,000 employees across 31 countries and a sales revenue of €7.4 billion in 2011. We are an integrated producer, with our packaging plants sourcing the major part of their raw material requirements from our own paper mills. In turn, the sourcing of recovered fibre and wood for the mills is managed through a combination of our own reclamation and forestry operations and purchases from third parties.
The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port of Rotterdam’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. We manage, operate and develop the Rotterdam port and industrial area. And therefore, we invest in the development of the existing port area, new port sites (Maasvlakte 2), public infrastructure and the handling of shipping. Together with our partners we aim towards a multipurpose, sustainable, safe and attractive port that meets the high demands of society.
Industriepark Kleefse Waard
Industriepark Kleefse Waard (IPKW) is a business park where many specialized companies, working in production and/or clean tech industry are situated. The companies share the facilities of the park, which is surrounded by a fence. This way they can benefit from synergies and interesting savings.
Together with national and international oil and gas companies, EBN invests in the exploration and extraction of oil and gas and gas storage in the Netherlands. EBN also advises the Dutch government on the mining environment and new opportunities for exploiting the surface.
GDF Suez
GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. is one of the largest operators in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. With more than thirty production platforms and 300 employees, the company is at the basis of the provision of energy to the Netherlands and several other countries. Since its first successful drilling results in the Dutch North Sea approximately forty years ago, GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. has grown into a leading operator. The company has ample expertise and experience, always chooses the safest option and is continuously working towards the development of new techniques and improved methods. Its continuity is ensured through exploration, takeovers and acquisition. GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. is ahead of the game when it comes to the responsible exploration of energy and the storage of CO2. With a dedication which defines its personnel, they achieve results that contribute to the success of the company and to the growth of the GDF SUEZ Group. The GDF SUEZ Group is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with more than 219.300 employees worldwide and a revenue of 97 billion Euros in 2012.
Founded in 1872, Sibelco has grown into a truly multinational business, today operating 228 production sites in 41 countries with a team of around 10,000 people. We work closely with our customers to create real value, drawing on the Group’s global resources and expertise to deliver local solutions. When our business began, Sibelco’s focus was on mining quartz sand for Belgium’s glass producers. These days we extract and process a broad range of non-metallic industrial minerals, all of which are being continuously developed to meet the ever changing needs of manufacturers in a wide range of industries.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal operates in 60 countries and employs about 245,000 people worldwide.