Sector climate change responses
Many chemicals sector companies are already taking pro-active steps to reduce emissions and energy consumption. Improving technical processes in chemical production and enhancing the use of renewable raw materials are two common strategies. Many are also targeting their physical plant; installing more efficient heating and cooling systems, for example. At least one company is going an additional step further and adding solar panels to plants. And while industrial processes account for the bulk of the industry’s carbon footprint, many are also encouraging employees to look for energy saving potential in the workplace, at home and during their commute.