Croda International’s Spanish subsidiary Iberchem cut carbon emissions by 85% at its Murcia headquarters between 2018 and 2021.
Iberchem achieved this milestone at the Alcantarilla site by installing LED lights and solar panels, and purchasing electricity from renewable sources and high-efficiency cogeneration companies.
Iberchem’s efforts are aligned to Croda’s sustainability commitment, which sets a goal of a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050.
Although the regulations only require compliance with scopes 1 and 2, the company’s sustainability objectives go further.
Iberchem is currently implementing plans to reduce scope 3 emissions, seeking out, by way of an example, local waste management firms, in order to pursue the goal of zero decarbonization.
“Our commitment goes beyond our headquarters,” said Iberchem health, safety and environment manager Jose Manuel Frutos.
“In 2021, we launched a decarbonization program for each of our 24 subsidiaries around the world, adding to the commitment of our parent company Croda to be Climate, Land and People positive by 2030,” he added.
In a related development, the Alcantarilla site has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), as being able to deliver Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) materials via Mass Balance.
Iberchem's headquarters joins Croda's 15 global manufacturing sites which are certified by the RSPO.