Environmental protection and the efficient use of resources are fundamental objectives guiding Covestro’s actions. With respect to our business activities, this means we aim to use all natural resources as efficiently as possible while reducing emissions into the environment to the greatest conceivable extent. The management tool we use for this purpose is our continuously updated integrated management system. We also use sophisticated data management systems to identify and realize potential efficiency improvements and reduce the environmental impact of our production activities as much as possible.
Covestro’s goal is to halve by 2025 direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases per metric ton of product as compared with the 2005 base year levels. In addition, by 2030 we also want to halve the specific energy consumption of our production facilities compared with the same base year. This improvement in energy efficiency is a key lever for significantly lowering our specific greenhouse gas emissions.