We will become one of the most sustainable producers within our industry.
Everyone, and every location is committed. Step one to reducing our carbon footprint is to switch our sites to renewable energy. Our European operations are powered 100% by renewable electricity.
While the Covestro site in Waalwijk has always proudly delivered best-in-class products, some of the operational facilities had – until recently – been consuming more energy than was necessary. Specifically, by the mid-2010s, the site’s ongoing improvement efforts had to focus on driving energy efficiency and cutting its carbon footprint.
In 2018, the Covestro Pingtung site put in place two key sustainability initiatives: (1) switching from heavy fuel oil to low-sulfur fuel for its main burner systems, and (2) replacing an old thermal oil boiler system with one that integrates a heat recovery system.
Over the past six years, driven by growing environmental consciousness and stricter regulations concerning solvent borne resins, the market for waterborne resin technology in China has boomed. To address this growing demand, the Covestro site in Shunde, which produces these waterborne resins, needed to step up its capacity – and step it up in a big way.
Embracing next generation sustainable operations in Meppen, Germany. Above all, Meppen’s energy program has focused on increasing its use of sustainably sourced energy, and on reducing its energy consumption. In particular, solar panels.
In 2015, The Covestro site in Santa Margarida site began a major eco-focused, energy-efficiency program to reduce the carbon footprint and further align with Covestro’s sustainability strategy, as well as supporting an increase in plant productivity.
Tackling waste the right way
The Covestro site in Zhangbin, Taiwan, is crucial to the organization’s operations in Asia and Asia Pacific, producing a wide range of innovative resins. The site not only takes a leadership position in the products it develops – it also likes to lead the way in the sustainability of its operations and its overall impact on the environment.
If you’d like to know more about our sustainability targets, please reach out to us.