Striving for Carbon Neutral Chemistry

The chemical industry in Finland set an ambitious goal in the beginning of year 2019. We strive for the sector's carbon neutrality by 2045. We are proactive and solution-oriented actors in the climate challenge. We are inviting you and other actors to join our efforts!

The chemical industry in Finland strives for carbon neutrality by both reducing carbon footprint and increasing handprint. In practice this means reducing our own carbon footprint, that is, our greenhouse gas emissions. It also means increasing our handprint through products and solutions that reduce the customer's emissions. New raw materials, new technologies, and circular economy will play an important role. 

The demand for electricity with secure supply, low emissions and internationally competitive prices will increase significantly. All this will require sizable investments in research, development and innovation work, as well as in pilot testing and skills, and public funding will also have an important role.

The continuously developing Responsible Care sustainability programme has successfully guided the voluntary development work within companies in the chemical industry for 27 years. The programme covers 80% of the production within the Finnish chemical industry. The Responsible Care includes indicators for carbon neutrality at industry level. During 2019 will also build up a roadmap for concrete actions to reach the challenging target of carbon neutrality by 2045. 

See the Carbon Neutral Chemisty 2045 presentation here. (PDF-format)

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