Borregaard owns and operates the world's most advanced biorefinery. By using natural, sustainable raw materials, Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals, biomaterials and bioethanol that replace oil-based products. Borregaard also holds strong positions in additives and fine chemicals. Borregaard has 1100 employees in factories and sales offices in 16 countries throughout Europe, the USA, Asia and Africa. Health, safety and environment are integrated into Borregaard's business plan. The company aims to show social responsibility and work actively with initiatives that can contribute to sound environmental and social development. In line with Borregaard's strategy for specialisation and increased value creation, the company invests considerable resources in research and development. This is carried out at research centres in Norway, Spain, South Africa and the USA, as well as through extensive collaboration with customers, universities and research institutions in several countries.