Research and development in Kemira's laboratory

Operative organization

Kemira Oyj has organized its business into two customer based segments. The Pulp & Paper segment has unique expertise in applying chemicals and supporting pulp and paper producers in innovating and constantly improving their operational efficiency. The segment develops and commercializes new products to fulfill the customer needs, ensuring the leading portfolio of products and services for paper wet-end, focusing on the packaging and board, as well as on the tissue.

The Industry & Water segment supports municipalities and water intensive industries in the efficient and sustainable utilization of resources. In water treatment, the segment in optimizing every stage of the water cycle. In oil and gas applications, our chemistries enable improved yield from existing reserves and reduced water and energy use.

The segments have a strategic leadership role as they formulate their respective business strategies and guide the strategy implementation within the segment. Operational business responsibilities as well as the Profit & Loss responsibility belong to each of the segments.

The segments are guided by policies and guidelines defined by global functions. Global functions are responsible for developing policies, processes, guidelines and tools related to their respective functional areas on a global basis. Such policies and processes are complied with throughout the Company.

Functions also have representatives in each region. Regional functions ensure that the global policies are implemented and adhered to in the regions. They are also responsible for supporting the business locally in the region.

Geographically Kemira’s operations are divided into three business regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC). The Region Heads provide operational support and co-ordination within the region and steer all regional development projects.

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