Evonik Industries has set new long-term environmental targets, which are published in the company’s 2013 Sustainability Report. Evonik plans to reduce its specific greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol by 12 percent compared to its 2012 levels. This includes all direct greenhouse gas emissions as well as indirect net emissions from the purchase and sale of energy. Evonik also plans to cut back its specific water consumption, which is water consumption in relation to production output, by ten percent over the same period.
Evonik attained its long-term environmental goals for the period 2004-2014 two years ahead of schedule in 2012. In 2013, Evonik emitted a net amount of around 6.7 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) (2012: 6.9 million metric tons). Net specific greenhouse gas emissions totaled 0.67 metric tons of CO2e per metric ton of production (2012: 0.71 metric tons). This represents a drop of six percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The reduction was achieved with efficiency-increasing measures, temporary changes in the energy mix and portfolio restructuring.
Evonik publishes the report annually to underscore its commitment to ecological, economic and societal sustainability, according to the company.
The 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report is accessible online at www.evonik.com/responsibility.
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