Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) is our sustainability strategy. It is behind every decision we make, from product design to supporting our communities.
Circular thinking is as important to us as our customers. Although a completely closed loop may not be possible for carbon black, there are areas where we are moving in the direction of circularity. We have aligned with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to assess the circularity of our business by utilizing their Circulytics tool. In 2020, we received our first ever score and feedback from the Circulytics Method to measure our circularity against their three guiding principles:
Design out waste and pollution
Keep products and material in use
Regenerate natural systems
Our process gives someone else’s waste a second life
75% of our plants are net energy positive
100% of our sites used recycled process water and/or rainwater in their operations
We repurposed 60% of our material waste in FY2020
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