Chemicals trends 2019

June 17, 2019

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Strikingly, these global headwinds are not the primary reason for the longer-term wariness of chemicals company CEOs. Instead, concerns about a number of wider ‘sustainability trends’ surpass nervousness about economic conditions. Among these worries: the impact of resource and materials substitution, decarbonisation, renewable energy and waste elimination (see Exhibit 2). These are serious issues, particularly for the chemicals industry, which is at the tip of the spear of questions surrounding the role that fossil fuels and new forms of energy will play in the future, including in the mitigation of climate change and pollution. How chemicals companies address these concerns will ultimately affect their licence to operate, their marketplace status, their relationships with customers and, as the CEOs seem to be keenly aware, their ability to grow over the coming years.

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