Kemira has set a target of 30% reduction in combined so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, from the 2018 baseline of 0.93 MTCO2e. The long-term ambition is to be carbon neutral across the whole company by 2045 for combined scope 1 and 2 emissions.
“Our upgraded target shows that Kemira fully supports the ambition of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and that we recognize our contribution to the collaboration needed across sectors and stakeholders to solve climate change”, says Jari Rosendal, President and CEO.
The key solutions that will enable emissions reductions include: sourcing zero-emission electricity, switching to renewables for our sites, electrification of processes at our sites, and energy efficiency. Offsetting through nature-based solutions remains a long-term option, but at the lowest level in Kemira’s mitigation hierarchy.
For scope 3 emissions, Kemira is committed to working with suppliers to decrease the carbon footprint of our purchased goods and services. To that end, Kemira will also be encouraging suppliers to set their own ambitious GHG reduction targets aligned with the Paris Agreement. Kemira’s R&D function is working towards developing more products from bio-based and industrial by-products raw materials, helping to further reduce scope 3 emissions.
Kemira is a global chemicals company.