Nouryon Achieves Carbon Neutrality at 5 Production Sites
Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that five of its manufacturing sites in Brazil officially achieved carbon neutrality.
“Nouryon is proud to deliver products produced by carbon neutral manufacturing sites in close partnership with our customers,” said Ann Lindgärde, Vice President Renewable Fibers. “We are committed to continuously improving our sustainability performance and offering, while delivering essential solutions to the pulp, tissue and packaging industry.”
The production facilities are located in Imperatriz, Eunápolis, Três Lagoas and Jacareí. Nouryon notes that the latest achievement supports the company’s sustainability agenda, “Commitment to a Sustainable Future,” which includes targets to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
The carbon-neutral plants also support Nouryon’s aspiration to be a net-zero organization by 2050 and are part of the company’s Integrated Manufacturing Model. According to Nouryon, the plants operate using renewable energy from our customers sourced primarily from biomass.
“These reused resources effectively lower the carbon footprint of the site while producing chemicals more efficiently. Simultaneously, on-site production reduces transportation requirements,” wrote the company.
The five manufacturing sites are reported to have low Scope 1 GHG emissions and zero Scope 2 GHG emissions, which has been independently assured by ERM CVS. These low, remaining emissions are offset by the purchase of certified carbon offsets, created from renewable energy projects.
“Nouryon recognizes that this is an important step in our sustainability journey. We will continue to look for GHG emissions reduction opportunities throughout our operations, and in collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners as part of our longer-term commitments,” said Eduardo Nardinelli, Senior Vice President, South America & Global Carbon Business Leader.
“Our plans include improving efficiency in our operations, optimizing our fuel mix, as well as increasing our use of renewable energy through power purchase agreements, on-site renewable projects, utility programs and renewable electricity certificates.”