Energy management

Energy management

We have started specific action plans and investments at manufacturing plants globally aimed at combatting the effects of climate change through both adaptation and mitigation initiatives. Ongoing projects include increasing renewable sources in our energy mix, installation of solar panels, and lighting and insulation systems.

We are constantly looking to diversify our energy sources, namely by working with our local suppliers to apply certifiable renewable sources of energy including installation of solar panels at our sites for self-produced renewable energy. Our total renewable energy consumed as electricity from renewable sources was 45.791 GJ or 23% of all electricity purchased and 19% of all electricity consumed.

In 2007 we started the process of certification of our manufacturing sites according to ISO 14001 standards for environmental management. In our first Sustainability Report for year 2019, we committed to have 40% of our manufacturing sites certified ISO 14001:2015 within 2022.  Our achievement level for ISO 14001 is 42,1% or 8 plants certified globally.

Electricity sources (GJ), 2022

Purchased electricity 198.611
of which renewable-certified 45.791
Self-produced electricity 40.403
of which renewable-certified 115
Self-produced electricity sold 227
Total electricity consumed 238.787

Other energy sources (GJ), 2022

  Consumed Purchased Self-produced Self-produced Sold
Cooling 566.446 0% 100% 0%
Heating 229.706 99,96% 0,04% 0%
Steam 158 0% 100% 0%

Energy intensity ratio

Energy intensity helps contextualize the organization’s efficiency expressing the energy required per unit of activity. Simply said, the energy intensify ratio reveals the quantity of energy required per unit output. 

Understanding our energy intensity is a key metric to track and put in place actions and policies to reduce the energy required to manufacture a product.

Our internal teams use this key metric to improve our scientific research, formulations, and processes in order to reduce our overall energy intensity and design steps to increase our energy sourcing from renewables.

Click here for list of standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used as well as source of the conversion factors used.

Energy Intensity Ratio within the organization, 2022

Total Energy (GJ) Production Output (t*) Energy Intensity Ratio (GJ/t*)
946.458 285.868 3,31

* tonnes = metric ton equivalent to 1.000 kg of production output