WILMINGTON, DE – The Chemours Co. recently announced strong progress towards achieving its long-term sustainability goals with the launch of its annual Corporate Responsibility Commitment (CRC) report. This year’s report lays out the work Chemours is doing around the world to deliver against its 10 ambitious goals that relate to three pillars — Inspired People, Shared Planet and Evolved Portfolio — and map to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
This year’s report, titled "Resilient and Responsible," is based on Chemours' 2020 achievements while operating through a challenging year in which the world responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic. It highlights actions by the company’s 6,500 employees to operate safely and supply essential chemistry during the pandemic; the introduction of a more ambitious climate goal; expanded actions to foster an even more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace; and continued support for the communities and organizations where the company operates.
“The past year challenged every individual in this organization and I’m humbled and grateful for the commitment and courage our employees showed in order to safely serve our customers and support the communities where we operate,” said Mark Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemours. “I’m proud of the progress our team continues to make while delivering our essential chemistry to the world responsibly.”
Select report highlights from the company's 2020 operations include:
- Continued progress toward achieving the company’s goal to reduce air and water process emissions of fluorinated organic compounds by 99% or more by 2030;
- Published the award-winning EVOLVE 2030 methodology and deployed it to evaluate 40% of the product portfolio with 37.5% of the company’s revenue coming from offerings that make a specific contribution to the UN SDGs;
- Released an enhanced emissions reduction goal, committing to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by an absolute 60% by 2030, putting Chemours on a path to net-zero by 2050;
- Expanded the Future of Chemistry Scholarship (FOCS) globally and into an industry-wide initiative, the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), supporting underrepresented communities pursuing STEM degrees through scholarships, internships and leadership development; and
- Established the Chemours COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to help protect the safety and health of local communities where Chemours operates. To date, the Fund has supported over 140,000 people in the United States alone.
“Four years into our sustainability journey, and in a year of great challenge, we continue to demonstrate that we are a resilient and responsible industry leader,” said Sheryl Telford, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety for Chemours. “We are conscious of our impact on the world and unafraid of pushing ourselves to achieve more. Our team is empowered by the understanding that we must continuously improve all aspects of our performance whether environmental or social to meet the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and the world.”