Our Interaction with the Natural Environment

Neo’s Sustainability Strategy

In the scope of ESG, our environmental footprint is the most frequent topic of conversation for many of our stakeholders. As an advanced materials manufacturing company, Neo seeks to deliver high-quality products, extraordinary customer service, and partnership with our Research and Development teams for next generation technologies. We are committed to ensuring we also deliver transparency on the resource intensity of our products.

Neo has always sought to operate our manufacturing facilities with environmental integrity. We endeavor to exceed local jurisdictional requirements where possible, to continually invest in efficient operations, and to place the safety of our employees first. Improving water usage and wastewater treatment, diverting solid waste streams, and utilizing secondary sources of material feedstock are an integral part of many of our operations. Conserving energy and other utilities makes both economic and environmental sense. 

As innovative, sustainable technologies continue to accelerate, it is imperative that the advanced materials embedded in these technologies are also manufactured with an eye toward sustainability.

Neo’s Environment & Sustainability Policy:

We are committed to protecting the environment and producing sustainably.

Our company promotes continuous improvement in these areas through certified management systems that include environmental impact reviews, impact mitigation, annual goals, management review meetings, incident investigation, and robust compliance audits.

We provide products that help reduce air pollution, reduce water nutrient pollution, reduce energy consumption, and minimize waste streams. We also encourage recycling, including processes that recover valuable elements.

Neo’s Environmental Controls

All of our larger facilities have an externally audited ISO-14001 Environmental Management System. These certifications require environmental impact reviews, impact mitigation, annual goals and objectives, and management review meetings. At the corporate level, a similar system is in place in which HESS improvement goals and objectives are developed in management review meetings. Site Managers, HESS Managers, the Executive Team, and the Board’s HESS Committee all participate in the corporate goal setting process, and the Executive Team and the Board track progress quarterly. HESS goals are also integrated into Management’s compensation strategy. Data Collection Methodology: An external, thirdparty environmental engineering firm was contracted to collect the environmental data: energy, water, GHG, air quality, waste management. This firm assisted in the analysis of the data, supporting our internal efforts to promote reporting consistency between operating sites that is in accordance with the SASB standards