Röhm on the Path to Climate Neutrality 2050
- Significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions
- Development and market introduction of new sustainable products
- Circular economy for the entire product life cycle
Sustainability is an integral part of Röhm’s global business strategy. Now the company is taking it a step further: By the year 2050, Röhm wants to not generate any more greenhouse gas emissions and therefore produce climate-neutral. “We assume responsibility for our climate, society and the limited natural resources we have,” says Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hans-Peter Hauck. “We are thereby making our contribution to the European Union’s Green Deal.”
Röhm has significantly expanded its financial and personnel resources in the area of sustainability. A road map to get to climate neutrality by 2050 is currently being worked on as a top priority. A first milestone on this path is the “Track 2030” initiative with the goal of significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which result from the production or sale of Röhm products. The company has set itself an ambitious goal with the target of 30 percent per ton compared to 2020.
Not only is the focus on the development and launch of new sustainable products and technologies, but also on a decarbonization of the raw materials used. The aim is to establish a circular economy for the entire product life cycle that also helps customers and key industries to achieve their ambitious sustainability goals.
“We are already working on the implementation in all business areas,” says Hauck: Known brand products of the company, such as PLEXIGLAS® and DEGAROUTE®, will also be offered or are nearing market launch in the sustainable version “proTerra”. Products and services with this brand addition make a contribution to reducing the CO₂ footprint during production or among customers or to saving resources such as raw materials, energy or water.
Targeted energy-saving measures at the locations in Germany will already lead to a significant reduction in the overall energy demand this year.
“Innovations in processes and products - it’s the DNA of our company,” says Hauck. "We will achieve our goal of not generating any greenhouse gas emissions and creating a circular economy through research and development, innovative technologies, improved processes and by using renewable raw materials and energies.”
With 3,500 employees and 15 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Russia, and South Africa has more than 80 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, MERACRYL®, DEGALAN®, DEGAROUTE® and CYROLITE®.
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Press release: Röhm on the Path to Climate Neutrality 2050
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