Corbion, a supplier of biobased food and biochemical ingredients, has announced plans to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting a third of its carbon emissions by 2030.
The Dutch company has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions related to energy, key raw materials and transport by 33% per ton of product by 2030 from a 2016 base year.
The proposed target has received approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) following a thorough validation process. SBTi supports companies in establishing carbon footprint reduction targets that are in line with the Paris agreement. Corbion is the 276th company to receive approval of its target from the SBTi.
To meet its target, Corbion has developed a roadmap that outlines key actions the business can take. These include: transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, implementing energy-saving projects at manufacturing sites and selecting the most energy-efficient technology available when equipment is replaced.
The company also plans to set up an R&D programme to identify opportunities for heat integration, electrification, and recycling, as well as partner with key raw material suppliers to jointly reduce CO2 emissions.
Corbion CEO Olivier Rigaud said: “As a sustainable ingredients company, Corbion is already deeply involved in developing sustainable solutions that help our customers shrink their carbon footprint by reducing food waste and their use of fossil-based chemicals.
“But we must do more. We must all become leaders in climate action and do all we can to inspire each other to make a sustainable difference.”
Rigaud adds: “The world’s future depends on the commitments we make today and on the ways we honour them.
“At Corbion, we focus our business on some of the biggest challenges confronting our planet by contributing to a circular, low-carbon economy. We know that to overcome those challenges, we must commit ourselves to achievable stretch goals.”
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