Geneva, 14 May 2021 – Infineum, a specialty chemicals company whose purpose is to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry, has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Established in January 1999, Infineum is a world leader in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels.
Headquartered in Oxfordshire, Infineum employs just under 2,000 people around the globe. It draws on a rich heritage that is underpinned by leading edge research and development activities. Delivering through powerful research and development capabilities, connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses, across a variety of sectors, will allow Infineum to increase its impact on global sustainability.
“We are incredibly excited to be joining WBCSD, as it provides us with a unique opportunity to collaborate with a broader range of sustainability leaders” said Trevor Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Infineum. “We will contribute our expertise and thought leadership through this excellent platform. We look forward to benefiting from expert knowledge, concrete practices, new models, guidelines and expert advice. We are keen to learn from businesses that are further along in their sustainability journey than us and to share our experience with businesses that are addressing areas we have already tackled.
It is a great opportunity to understand how others have tackled some of their key challenges, and put into action progressive sustainability thinking. We look forward to becoming involved in key projects and activities that will push the sustainability agenda forward.”
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said “WBCSD is dedicated to working towards a transformation in sustainable systems. This will only be achieved in collaboration with global industry leaders such as Infineum. We look forward to innovating with them and other members to make real, tangible progress to tackle the triple threat of climate change, nature in crisis and mounting inequalities, for a more sustainable world, in line with our Vision 2050, in which more than 9 billion people live well, within planetary boundaries by mid-century.”