Our climate change target

Kemira fully supports the ambition of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.
Our long-term ambition is to be carbon neutral by 2045.

Scope 1

CO2-Emissions from fuels at site for own heat and steam production

 

We have set a target to reduce combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% across our manufacturing sites by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline of 930 thousand tons CO2 eq. In aligning our company’s climate target with the expectations of our stakeholders our ambition is to be carbon neutral by 2045 for combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions.

Scope 2

CO2-Emissions from external supply of energy, heat and steam for production

 

We continue to benefit from energy efficiency projects. Sourcing new renewable power has begun, and we engaged our electricity suppliers on the issue in markets where we are captive customers.

In 2020, we signed a 10-year renewable power purchase agreement for 5MW (43,8 GWh per annum) baseload electricity. This deal increased the percentage of zeroemission energy purchased for Kemira’s operations in Finland from 28 to 34%

Scope 3

CO2-Emissions from purchased raw materials, transportation and distribution

 

For our Scope 3 GHG emissions, Kemira is committed to working with suppliers to decrease the carbon footprint of our purchased goods and services. We implemented the Global Logistics Emissions Council’s (GLEC) Framework, resulting in much more accurate outbound logistics data including 30% insights on emission reduction options.

Our R&D function is working towards developing more products from bio-based and industrial by-products raw materials, helping to further reduce our Scope 3 emissions.

Climate change target

30% Reduction
by 2030

Long-term ambition

Carbon neutrality
by 2045

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