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Perstorp to set science-based emission reduction targets in line with Paris agreement

Perstorp Group, a world leader in chemical innovation, has committed to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

With ambitions to become the number one sustainable solutions provider within prioritized markets, Perstorp Group has already committed to becoming Finite Material Neutral. Now, the global chemical company has announced its commitment to emission reduction targets in line with Paris Climate Agreement and the Science Based Targets initiative. Targets will be set for both direct and indirect emissions (scope 1, 2 and 3 according to the GHG protocol) and calculated with projected future expansion and growth considered. The ambition is to apply for science-based targets in 2021.

For direct greenhouse gas emissions, a challenge is to significantly reduce emissions from our production plants while growing our production. To reduce our indirect emissions, we need to intensify the transition from fossil raw materials to more sustainable, lower carbon footprint alternatives, and grow our Pro-Environment product portfolio. We are already committed to a sustainable transformation and working with Science Based Targets initiative enables us to be transparent in the process, and will ensure that our low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science,” says Anna Berggren, VP Sustainability at Perstorp Group.

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative advocate science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

The chemical industry, which is fundamental to almost all other industries and sectors, has an important role to play in reaching the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. As a business within the chemical industry we believe we can help enable a sustainable transition for all those other industries, sectors and products along our value chains, and we are committed to doing our part,” highlighted Jan Secher, President and CEO at Perstorp Group.

For more information please contact:

Anna Berggren, VP Sustainability, anna.berggren@perstorp.com, Tel +46 303 383 219
Lovisa Hermansson, Corporate Communications Manager, lovisa.hermansson@perstorp.com, Tel +46 729 779 741 Josina van der Velden, EMG, jvandervelden@emg-marcom.com, Tel +31 164 317 014

Perstorp Holding AB

Corp. Reg. No 556667-4205 Neptunigatan 1
SE-211 20 Malmö Perstorp, Sweden

Phone +46 435 380 00
Fax +46 435 348 33
perstorp@perstorp.com www.perstorp.com

Perstorp to set science-based emission reduction targets in line with Paris Climate Agreement.

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