Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Clariant sustainability program helps cut CO2 emissions
Clariant sustainability program helps cut CO2 emissions
25
Apr '13
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has published its sustainability report for the 2012 financial year. This independent report, the third of its kind, focuses on strategic initiatives for achieving environmental and economic sustainability objectives, key environmental figures, and innovative products and technologies.

The report contains a section, which complies with the requirements of the A+ ranking of the Global Reporting Initiative TM (GRI). This was validated by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS).

“The growing significance of social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability for the company can be seen in the numerous initiatives we have launched, which not only comply with the legal requirements, but go beyond them in creating additional usefulness and value for all our stakeholders,” says CEO Hariolf Kottmann, who also chairs the Clariant Sustainability Council. He continues, “redefining the company’s brand and value system also reflects the demand for sustainable value creation.”

The Sustainability@Clariant Portfolio Value Program, which was set up at the end of 2012, is just one example of how sustainability is an integral part of the Clariant business strategy. The company is also working with the Collaborating Center on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Wuppertal, Germany, on the definition of measures intended to facilitate sustainable business activities in light of global challenges such as climate and demographic change and dwindling natural resources.

Since 2005, the Group has already reached a great number of milestones in relation to the quantitive environmental objectives that it has set for 2020. For example, it has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 45%, meaning a reduction of 134 kilograms per ton of output. Energy efficiency, i.e. energy consumption per product ton, has improved significantly, reducing energy consumption by 24% to 1308 kilowatt hours (kWh) per ton.

There have also been further significant improvements with regard to other environmental indicators such as waste production, water use and waste water production. With a reduction of 12%, greenhouse gas emissions provided the only example where the decrease was not as significant.

Clariant is responding to the growing market demand for resource-conserving and environmentally friendly products, for instance, with sunliquid technology; a process for producing bioethanol from agricultural residues.

Synergen  OS, a surfactant consisting of almost 100% natural raw materials used for crop protection, also has a highly sustainable track record, for which it was awarded with the newly created Ecotain label. This is a label for Clariant products which are sustainable throughout their entire life cycle: from development to manufacturing and use, through to disposal.

“We want to make sustainability criteria more of a priority in our products going forward,” explains Joachim Krüger, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Sustainability and Regulator Affairs. “This reflects above all our customers’ requirements and market demand.”

Click here to read full report

Clariant

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search