Arkema Inc. wins ACC’s Energy Efficiency Award
“We at Arkema are proud of our progress in energy savings, which are part of a far-reaching corporate social responsibility program,” said Rich Rowe, President & CEO, Arkema Inc. “We appreciate this honor from the ACC, which reflects our company-wide commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and meeting the sustainability expectations of our investors, customers and employees.”
Arkema’s award entry centered on the company’s “ArkEnergy” (Arkema Energy) program, which was established in 2013. ArkEnergy aims for a 12 percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. In the U.S., Arkema Inc. has considerably surpassed that goal, achieving a 17 percent improvement by 2018.
Arkema’s award submission cited results at the company’s plant in Beaumont, Texas, as an example of the accomplishments under this program.
“The Beaumont site’s energy efficiency improved by 3 percent in 2018 compared to 2017,” said Abdel Ramadane, the Energy Program Manager for Arkema in the Americas. “We also reduced total energy consumption by 1.8 percent, saved $227,000 in energy costs, and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 3,014 metric tons and water consumption by 28,600 metric tons.”
“Chemistry is the science behind sustainability,” stated Cal Dooley, President and CEO of ACC, in a news release. “Our member companies are committed to creating innovative products and technologies that help society save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving performance in our own operations.”
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com