Purpose, vision and values

Our purpose: Creating a healthier planet for our children

Everything we do at Neste serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. Over the past ten years, Neste’s transformation journey has taken the company from a local oil refining company to becoming a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. 

Our purpose pushes us forward to search for new ways to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere, and to innovate circular solutions to reuse carbon again and again. Our aim is to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.


We are in the business of combating climate change and driving circular economy

Neste helps transport and cities, as well as customers in the aviation, polymers and chemicals sectors make their business more sustainable. We want to be a platform for change where discussions take place, innovations are made, and solutions are found. 

Our vision: Leading the way towards a sustainable future together

Our vision, leading the way towards a sustainable future together, conveys that we believe in collaboration and want to be actively involved in developing a more sustainable future. 

We participate in the development of our industry together with relevant associations and NGOs and actively engage in open dialogue with all our stakeholders. We support the work of legislators and other decision makers by offering expertise and information from our field to support decision making. We cooperate with a number of international universities and research institutions. 

Our values: Our success is built on our values

Values are at the core of our culture at Neste. They are aligned with our company purpose, and reflect our strategy.

We care

  • We care for the environment, society and the generations to come while being responsible for driving a successful business.
  • We care about the safety and wellbeing of each other and people around us.
  • We include and welcome everyone on this journey, caring for diversity and everyone’s right to be their own true selves.

We have courage

  • We lead the way by exploring opportunities and creating new solutions.
  • We strive for renewal and excellence in the innovative way we work and do business.
  • We dare to think fast, act fast and learn fast. Honest dialogue and continuous development are at the core of our thinking.

We cooperate

  • We succeed together in reaching our targets. 
  • We bring together our people, customers, partners and societies – our success is built on collaboration and innovation. 
  • We encourage each other and grow together through sharing knowledge and feedback