Honeywell International Inc. and Chemours Co. have both announced plans to achieve carbon neutrality in their operations.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Honeywell, whose products include the fourth-generation blowing agent Solstice, has committed to become carbon neutral in both its operations and facilities by 2035.
This will be achieved via investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources and capital improvement projects at its sites and company vehicles, and also by using credible carbon credits. The company claims that since 2004 it has reduced the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities by more than 90 percent.
Another big player in the fourth-generation blowing agent game, Opteon manufacturer Chemours, of Wilmington, Del., has also pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. It aims to achieve this by 2050, preceded by the aim of a 60 percent absolute reduction in operations-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It has named current Vice President Sheryl Telford as chief sustainability officer to lead these efforts.
It says it is using a holistic approach to address direct emissions from operations, and indirect emissions from electricity and other energy sources. It plans to improve emissions control technologies at its manufacturing sites, and drive energy efficiency improvements across its operations. It will also increase the proportion of renewable energy it uses.