Perhaps more so than many other enterprises, it falls to us as an oil company to be as good a corporate citizen as we can possibly be. To help us, there are a great many laws and regulations we have to adhere to. But we also work hard to build and maintain a strong HSSE culture at Nynas through activities such as 'Observe, Think and Act.'

Impact on local communities

As an oil company, we are well aware that we have a great responsibility to our neighbours and the environment.

For anyone living close to a refinery, there are safety and environmental concerns. Which is why it's not enough for us to be a good neighbour; we have to be a great neighbour. Having said that, we have a positive impact on local communities, too. For example, in Nynäshamn, Sweden, our refinery is the town's largest employer, providing not only career opportunities but also tax revenues.