Johnson Matthey is a UK-based speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company that creates a wide range of hi-tech products. The business is divided into four main units: Clean Air, Efficient Natural Resources, Health and New Markets.
It develops everything from emission control catalysts and advanced glass technologies to synthetic stimulants and fuel cell components. Its products are used in dozens of different industries, including food, jewelry, pharmaceuticals and the oil and gas industry.
Johnson Matthey has business operations in more than 30 countries and employs around 14,800 people worldwide. The company has 14 major manufacturing facilities in Europe, 12 in North America, 12 in Asia and 5 in the rest of the world. Its headquarters are in London.
The company’s ambition is to be “one of the best performing, most trusted and admired speciality chemicals companies in the world”. It prides itself on being a leader in sustainable technologies. According to Johnson Matthey, over 93% of its sales now come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health.
In 2017 Johnson Matthey launched a ten-year Sustainability 2017 plan
Sustainability 2017, a major corporate initiative setting out the company’s commitment to developing sustainable technologies and a sustainable business.
Johnson Matthey can trace its history back to 1817, when Percival Johnson founded his gold assaying business in London with just £150 of capital. The firm grew rapidly, becoming official assayers to the Bank of England, and in the mid-20th century it expanded into Asia and North America, supplying electrocatalysts to the NASA space program for example. In the latter decades of the 20th century the company started producing emission control catalysts and platinum-based anti-cancer drugs; and since 2000 it has further extended its offering across both sectors and geographies.
Johnson Matthey’s share price is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The company has been a member of the FTSE 100 index since 2002. As of February 12, 2020, Johnson Matthey was ranked 48st in the FTSE 100 index, with a market capitalisation of £5,215.73 million. For the latest JMAT share price, check out Capital.com. Our Johnson Matthey’s live chart will show you the company’s ups and downs on a minute-to-minute, weekly and monthly basis.