Neste hackathon digitalizing sustainability in the supply chain

Register now to join a global hackathon on 23rd-24th May.

Neste is an expert in state-of-the-art renewable solutions that help decarbonise the world. We want to take our Supplier Due Diligence System into the digital era - the new system should be less manual, more transparent and more engaging. We want to ensure that environmental, social and governance issues are continuously developed in our supply chain. Join our upcoming sustainability hackathon in Helsinki and Singapore and take part in building a more sustainable future. 

Pre Hack networking event on 21st April at 3-6pm (UTC/GMT+3) @Neste HQ, Espoo.

The event includes detailed information on the challenge, questions and answers by Neste professionals and networking with other like-minded hackers. If you do not have your own dream team yet, you can build it during the Pre Hack. Everyone is welcome, but we only have seats for the first 90. 

Digital participation is also possible. Link for the Pre Hack live stream, click HERE  

Register to the Pre Hack event by sending us email

The Challenge

First and foremost, we are looking for revolutionary out-of-the-box ideas that shape our industry. Thus, we do not want to limit your creativity too much. However, to set the scene, there are four key aspects for you to consider that we think could make our day-to-day work easier:

1. Supplier process and internal tracking
Neste has over a hundred raw material suppliers worldwide, with new ones constantly on-boarding. How could different teams at Neste better jointly track and monitor the performance of their suppliers, both operations and sustainability-wise?

2. Engagement and continuous improvement
Sustainability is a journey that Neste takes together with its suppliers.  How could suppliers easily submit information and evidence of progress related to their sustainability commitments, systems, and working practices, and how could Neste help them on their sustainability journey?

3. New ways to visualize sustainability performance
There are many actors, such as policymakers, NGOs and consumers, who require transparency in sustainability. How could the gathered performance data be presented visually in an understandable format?

4. Open ideas
How could Neste use the sustainability related data it gathers? What new business or other uses could the information have? How could their sustainability due diligence system work as a platform for other actors related to the industry?


  • IBM Bluemix
  • Databank
  • Process descriptions
  • Neste professionals’ support

More detailed material for participants to be published on 24th April.


The winning team takes it all! The hackathon finalist teams will be evaluated by the hackathon Sustainability Board, consisting of Neste directors from our Sustainability and ICT teams, as well as our stakeholder representatives.

The ideas are evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Innovativeness of the idea – we are looking for new approaches on how to gather and use supply chain related data
  • Usefulness for the end user 
  • Technical feasibility
  • The quality of the pitch

The winning team will be awarded with a 10 000€ cash prize. The 2nd and 3rd teams will be awarded with Slush 2017 tickets.

Intellectual Property Rights

All work performed at the Neste Hackathon event remain the intellectual property of the individuals or entities that have developed them. Neste makes no claim to any intellectual property developed by the participants during the course of event, except as otherwise provided herein.

By participating in the Neste Hackathon event, the participants grant Neste a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to utilize all information derived or relating to the Neste Hackathon for all kind of promotional and marketing purposes of Neste, for example in ocial media, blog posts, online videos or case descriptions. The participants acknowledge that he or she will not receive any royalty or compensation for this use by Neste. 

For further information on intellectual property rights, please conact


Helsinki @ Konepajan Bruno 
Singapore @ Huone


Please submit your application by 11.5.2017. Do keep in mind that the IBM Bluemix environment and additional materials will be available for potential teams already from 24.4.2017, so the earlier you apply the better! Final ideas for the hackathon event should be submitted by 15.5.2017. The 10 finalist teams will be selected by 18.5.2017. 

If applying alone, please leave blank and we will try to find a team for you!


If you have questions considering the hackathon, please contact us via hackathon(@)
Hackathon in social media #hackthesupply @nestecorp
Johan Lunabba, Director, Sustainability, tel +358 50 458 0795, johan.lunabba(@)
Adrian Suharto, Manager, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Neste Singapore Ltd, tel. +65 6223 1222, adrian.suharto(@)

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