Evonik has reached all self-imposed environmental goals two years ahead of schedule, the company said July 2. This is highlighted in the company’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2012, which documents that Evonik reduced its specific energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent between 2004 and 2012.
During the same period, specific production waste fell by 23 percent and specific water consumption by 31 percent. Original plans had called for the Group to reduce all three values by 20 percent by the year 2014.
Overall, Evonik invested some €39 million in improved environmental protection in the past year, with operating expenses for environmental protection totaling €251 million. Compared to the previous year, energy use declined by 3 percent to a total of 89.48 petajoules in 2012.
For more information, visit www.evonik.com/responsibility.