Inspiring science, enhancing life

As a global leader in sustainable technologies, we apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.

We are Johnson Matthey
For over 200 years we've used advanced metals chemistry to tackle society's biggest challenges. Today, the world's leading energy, chemical and automotive companies depend on us to help them decarbonise, reduce harmful emissions and achieve their sustainability goals.

We’ve been leaders in our field for more than 200 years, applying unrivalled scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and the more efficient use of our planet's natural resources.

And now, as the world faces the challenges of climate change and resource scarcity, we have an even bigger role to play. Johnson Matthey will be central in accelerating the big transitions needed in transport, energy, chemicals production and creating a circular economy.

Accelerating global transitions

Johnson Matthey’s vision is for a world that’s cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations. And so we are making it our business to help address the four essential transitions the world needs for a sustainable future:

  • Driving down transport emissions
  • Transforming our energy systems
  • Decarbonising chemicals production
  • Creating a truly circular economy

Core capabilities

Our expertise falls into nine key capabilities.

Catalysis - Catalysis is core to JM’s work in emissions control, cleaning the air we breathe, and is improving the efficiency and sustainability of vital industrial and pharmaceutical processes.

Electrochemistry - Electrochemistry is an essential capability for many of our key markets from fuel cells to green hydrogen production. 

Pgms and specialist metallurgy - We're a world leader in pgms (platinum group metals) and specialist metallurgy, with over 200 years' experience dealing with precious metals products and chemicals.

Advanced characterisation and modelling - Advanced characterisation and modelling underpins all of JM’s research and development work on our materials from fuel cells to chemical processing catalysts.

Material design and engineering - Our material design and engineering capability allows us to tailor the properties of our products to our customers’ requirements.

Process optimisation - Our process optimisation capability allows us to deliver reliable, efficient, complete manufacturing processes to our customers.

Surface chemistry and coatings - Surface chemistry and coatings is core to our technologies where the key science occurs at an interface or surface, including our emissions control catalysts and fuel cell membrane offerings.

Chemical synthesis - At JM, we have the capability to safely and reliably synthesise complex chemicals, from active pharmaceutical ingredients to catalysts.

Product formulation - Our product formulation core capability allows us to deliver our innovative science in a form that is suited to our customers’ needs.

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The facts

Undergrad intake: 10+
Graduate intake: 75+
We're a global leader in sustainable technologies.
Our products enhance the quality of life for millions of people every day.
We manufacture catalysts which stop around 20 million tonnes of pollutants in their tracks every year.
We're a FTSE 100 company with 205 years' history.
We have operations in over 30 countries and 13,000+ employees.
Over 5,500 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

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