Altana Sets Carbon-Zero Goal for 2025

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020


Specialty chemicals company Altana announced last week that it has committed to reducing its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero by 2025.

The company added that this year its entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies and that it will compensate the use of natural gas until 2025 by financing climate protection projects in regions where emissions are generated. The same applies for offsetting emissions for business trips, company cars and the transportation of goods, the company added.

“We want to leave our footprint on innovations, not on emissions,” said Martin Babilas, CEO of Altana AG, explaining the decision.

“With our CO2 neutrality program up to 2025, we are fulfilling our responsibility for climate protection and consistently pursuing our sustainability course.”

To further reduce its emissions, the company says it is relying on energy efficiency as well as moving to renewable energy to replace natural gas in the long-term. This is in addition to existing solar systems and photovoltaic systems.

Aside from the measures at its own sites, Altana is setting up a program with its suppliers to consistently further improve the CO2 balance of purchased raw materials as well with the goal of looking at the entire value chain.

   

Tagged categories: Altana; Business matters; Carbon footprint; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Good Technical Practice; Specialty Coatings

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