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Dr. Haldor Topsøe

He was the founder, the leader, and the catalyst of the company that bears his name. The business he created has helped shape the modern world. And yet, just as a catalyst initiates a change without changing itself, Dr. Haldor Topsøe lived by the same values that have made Haldor Topsoe such a great place to work – and to have worked.

His passion for science and determination to prove it could make a difference - for customers and the world - have helped define the values which have guided our company for more than half a century, and will continue to do so. Dr. Haldor Topsøe did not just express these values. He lived them. This is perhaps his greatest legacy, and his gift to us all: the Topsoe Spirit.

The Topsoe Spirit expresses our character and values. It lays the foundation for our decisions and actions, reminding us who we are, where we come from, and where we are headed.


Passionate: We are excited about the potential of what we do, challenging each other to take it further every day.

Personal: We take a personal approach to even the most challenging situations, listening to our customers needs, and looking to build long-term relationships based on dialogue and mutual benefit.

Determined: We work hard, standing strong in the face of uncertainty, and follow through until we achieve what we set out to do.


Business: We go the extra mile to create lasting value for our customers.

People: Topsoe is a great place to work and to have worked.

Science: Our passion for science and innovation strengthens our business.

Society: We create sustainable solutions that make a difference to the world of today – and tomorrow.

We have created a great place to work that is engaging, safe, and challenging, and in which everyone has the opportunity to develop a meaningful personal and professional life. The Topsoe Spirit unites us, encouraging each one of us to assume responsibility for our actions so that, together, we can make a difference - for our customers and the world. 

We honor employees who live out the Topsoe values with Topsoe Spirit Award.