Turning sustainability into a greater competitive edge
By 2020 we have...
Clear leadership in clean mobility materials and recycling
Umicore has a unique offering of materials to support the world’s drive towards clean mobility. This covers automotive catalysts, cathode materials for rechargeable batteries and fuel cell catalysts. Umicore also has the broadest and most technologically advanced capabilities in the recycling of precious and specialty metals.
Doubled the size of the business
Umicore aims to double recurring EBIT between 2014 and 2020. This will be achieved largely through establishing clear leadership in clean mobility materials and recycling.
Rebalanced the portfolio &
Catalysis and Energy & Surface Technologies have the potential to grow faster in the coming years. This should lead to a rebalancing in the portfolio with the three business groups contributing a more even share of earnings by 2020.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
By 2020 we have...
Value chain and society
Umicore seeks to generate a greater competitive edge by promoting its ethical sourcing approach and closed loop business offering.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Umicore aims to generate further competitive benefits through the development of products that have specific sustainability benefits such as the reduction of harmful substances or the enhancement of material or energy efficiency.
Umicore will pursue selective eco-efficiency initiatives in business units and sites where these can generate compelling value for example through reduced costs or a strengthened license to operate.
Great place to work
SAFETY, HEALTH & PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT
Umicore aims to have zero lost time accidents and to have further reduced employee exposure to specific metals. Umicore will make progress on specific strategically important themes of talent management, diversity and employability.