Hempel receives Vestas’ Sustainability Award 2020

Vestas rewards Hempel with the Sustainability Award 2020 for supporting them on their journey to become CO2 neutral by 2030.

After a long‑term collaboration, Vestas and Hempel have recently extended their relationship to a strategic partnership focusing on developing innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines. As a part of the partnership, Hempel has identified multiple initiatives that can reduce both CO2 and waste at the Vestas site in Pueblo, Colorado. Understanding customers’ sustainability challenges, and providing concrete, data-driven improvements is a key part of Hempel’s new growth strategy, which is set to double Hempel in size in the next five years.

Lars Petersson, Group President & CEO, comments: “To receive this prize from Vestas, a true sustainability frontrunner, is a great honour, and an acknowledgment of Hempel’s aspiration of being the trusted sustainability partner for our customers.”

“It is a priority for us in Vestas to encourage our suppliers’ sustainability pursuits. We are impressed with Hempel’s commitment to finding more sustainable solutions and their long-term am-bition to drive change in their industry. For these reasons, we are pleased to award the Vestas Sustainability Award 2020 to Hempel,” says Lisa Ekstrand, Head of Sustainability at Vestas. 


For further information, please contact:
Nina Lomborg Linneke
Group Branding & Communication at Hempel
Phone: +45 6155 1500
Email: communications@hempel.com

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the decorative, marine, infrastructure and energy industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s paints and coatings can be found in almost every country of the world. They protect and beautify buildings, infrastructure and other assets, and play an essential role in our customers’ businesses. They help minimise maintenance costs, improve aesthetics and increase energy efficiency.

At Hempel, our purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We firmly believe that we will succeed as a business only if we place sustainability at our heart. Not only is it the right thing to do, it will strengthen our competitive position, make ourselves more resilient and reduce our risk.

Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.