Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

We have a company-wide energy management standard which references international benchmarks and best practices and is used by our teams to identify potential energy gaps in our operations. All sites are required to develop five-year energy improvement plans to address these gaps through operational improvements, effective maintenance and the implementation of best available techniques and novel technologies.

Several energy-saving activities are underway at our manufacturing sites including:

  • Assessing our equipment to increase operational efficiency and decrease overall fuel use. We are exploring opportunities to expand the assessment, in particular our energy-intensive sites in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Building capability and continuous learning are fundamental to our success. Our Energy Excellence Program provides specialized learning and development opportunities for our people and enhances the exchange of knowledge and best practices among our sites.

Beyond operations, our materials are components to multiple renewable energy technologies, including wind and solar power. Our polymer resins make coatings for wind turbines that reduce drag and extend blade life, and are used to create wire and cable casings that secure solar panels. Our products also enhance bipolar plate technology energy storage and transfer in back flow batteries and fuel cells. We offer masterbatch polymer grades used for roof geomembranes that meet solar reflection standards such as the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED®).