Hempel Receives Sustainability Award
At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel announced via emailed press release that it has been awarded the Sustainability Award 2020 by Vestas for supporting them on their journey to become carbon neutral by 2030.
“It is a priority for us in Vestas to encourage our suppliers’ sustainability pursuits,” said Lisa Ekstrand, Head of Sustainability at Vestas. “We are impressed with Hempel’s commitment to finding more sustainable solutions and their long-term ambition to drive change in their industry. For these reasons, we are pleased to award the Vestas Sustainability Award 2020 to Hempel.”
While Vestas and Hempel have been involved in a long-term collaboration, the two recently extended their relationship in September to a strategic partnership focusing on developing innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines and aiming to reduce surface treatment costs and support sustainable coating solutions.
According to Hempel’s September release, initial calculations on the matter have predicted that in changing the processes surrounding how surface treatments are applied could reduce CO2 emissions by 60%, or 1,100 tonnes (1,212.5 tons) of CO2 per year.
Since announcing the extended partnership, Hempel has identified additional initiatives that can lead to the reduction of both CO2 and waste at the Vestas site in Pueblo, Colorado.
“To receive this prize from Vestas, a true sustainability frontrunner, is a great honor, and an acknowledgment of Hempel’s aspiration of being the trusted sustainability partner for our customers,” said Lars Petersson, Group President & CEO.