Rising to the challenge of climate change means we must minimise the environmental impact of our operations and maximise our contribution to UN SDGs on Climate Action and Responsible Consumption and Production. We have set a corporate target to reduce our direct carbon emissions of all our Manufacturing Plants and Business and Technology Centres by 20% per tonne of product by 2025, compared to 2018.
Our focus is on increasing energy efficiency and using renewable energy to lower our carbon emissions. We are continuously exploring new opportunities to make our Manufacturing Plants run more efficiently and have implemented measures including heat integration, unit and equipment upgrades, temperature controls on tanks, LED lighting and many other energy conservation techniques.
Action on climate and energy includes:
- Bringing environmental considerations into business planning, risk assessment, design of new operations and corporate capital processes.
- Achieving ISO14001 environmental management certification at all Infineum owned Manufacturing Plants.
- Launching a new global resource efficiency programme, including upgraded digitalisation to accelerate progress.
- Finding new opportunities for energy optimisation and reduction of steam, gas, and electricity consumption.
- Reviewing our energy sources and exploring new opportunities to move towards more renewable supply models.
- Reviewing our scope 3 carbon emissions in our supply chain and the in use phase of our products with a view to setting further reduction targets in the future.
New Jersey, USA Business and Technology site powered by solar panels
January 2020 marked an historic day for Infineum’s Business and Technology Centre in Linden, New Jersey. For the first time in its 73-year history, the site was powered by electricity produced on the Infineum site. The electricity is from a renewable source having been generated by a newly installed two-megawatt solar field made up of over six thousand solar panels spread over five acres of previously under-utilised property. The panels combined produce an impressive 3.4 million kilowatt hours annually – around a third of the site’s annual consumption. Infineum estimates that this investment in solar energy will reduce CO2e emissions from the Linden site by approximately 1,300 mT annually. As always, safety was top priority and the project team worked diligently to ensure no one suffered an injury during construction, reinforcing the core value of ‘Nobody Gets Hurt‘ working for Infineum.
Singapore office powered by fully renewable energy
On 1st January 2020, Keppel Bay Tower, our newly relocated Singapore office, became the first existing high-rise commercial building in Singapore to fully utilise renewable energy to power all its operations. It is a Green Mark Platinum building certified by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and is purchasing renewable energy certificates (tradable green energy credits) for energy generated by solar panels installed in Keppel Offshore & Marine’s yards in Singapore. Keppel Bay Tower will also be installing an assembly of solar panels covering about 400m2 on the roofs of its podium and tower blocks, which is expected to have an annual energy yield of about 100,000 kilowatts hours.
Seven years of energy efficiency management in Cologne, Germany
Infineum’s Manufacturing Plant in Cologne has been ISO 50001 certified for over seven years. The main objective of this ISO standard is to improve both energy-related performance and energy efficiency while continuously identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption.
In total we’ve we have been able to save 82,000 MWh since being certificated which means we need on average 7.5% less energy per tonne of product. To help put this into everyday context, this amount of energy saving would enable around 160 Infineum colleagues in Cologne to run their private households for 165 years.
These are just three great examples of the effort teams across the Infineum network are working on to address our sustainability challenge.
Cologne energy data 2014-2020
This result has required the cooperation of every single colleague at the site and demonstrates the excellent work that is being done. However, we recognise we cannot be complacent as this is an ongoing process, so we are encouraging every single one of our colleagues to continue their efforts by remaining focused on energy efficiency and our environment.Back to top