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Kemira is a global water chemistry company serving customers in water-intensive industries. Kemira offers water quality and quantity management solutions improving customers’ energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Our headquarters is located in Helsinki.

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Review of 2012

In 2012, Kemira launched the restructuring program Fit for Growth, focusing on improving profitability and building the basis for growth. Kemira also started to work on sharpening its strategy. The main focus of Kemira’s R&D was to continue product portfolio renewal and new product launches. Kemira also reached its guidance for financial performance and defined sustainability targets.

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Environment & safety

  • The savings achieved through the E3 energy efficiency program in 2012 sum up to 47,000 MWh, calculated as savings of over EUR 2.1 million.
  • At the end of 2012, the coverage of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified sites was 59%.
  • Kemira estimates that during 2012 our products and solutions helped to treat over 11 400 million m3 of water.
  • In the end of 2012, Kemira decided to set up a vision for its occupational health and safety: Achieve zero accidents.
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People & society

In 2012, Kemira focused on developing a new organization, ensuring that the restructuring is carried out in a responsible way. Workshops were organized to start implementing the company’s new mode of operation. Kemira also set new targets for its people processes, focusing on performance management and leadership development.

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The Kemira Code of Conduct was updated in December 2012. In addition to ensuring responsible business conduct in its own operations, Kemira also introduced a new Code of Conduct for Suppliers, Agents and Distributors.

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