Environmental footprint – permanently improving industrial practices
Environmental footprint reduction is one of the five commitments of the Arkema group's CSR approach. Therefore, it makes its industrial practices constantly evolve. Objective: limit emissions; reduce energy, water and non-renewable materials consumption. 4 targets have been defined for 2020.
A tool to oversee the environmental performance: the EFPIs
The environmental performance of the Arkema group is steered with a high precision. Intensive indicators called EFPI have been created to calculate the most acurately the group's environmental footprint. These intensive indicators also called indicators of intensity and their calculation are audited by an independent third party body.
In 2013, the Group decided to realise its sustainable development commitments by setting out four new objectives for 2020 primarily translating its resolve to reduce its environmental footprint and boost its operational excellence.
These 2020 targets, with 2012 as the baseline, focus on:
- climate: reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
- emissions to air: reduce its volatile organic compounds emissions by 20%
- emissions to water: reduce its chemical oxygen demand emissions by 20%
- resource consumption: reduce its energy net purchases by an average of 1.5% every year during the whole period