To address climate change, it is time, more than ever, to take actions. China pledged that its carbon dioxide emissions will peak, stabilize and then decline by 2030, and the country will be carbon neutral and have fully established a green, low-carbon and circular economy by 2060.
Reducing our CO2 emissions
Air Liquide has always been committed to a sustainable growth. In 2018, the Group committed to a 30% reduction of its carbon intensity1, and will fully deliver its objectives by 20252. The Group has now set more ambitious goals to abate CO2 emissions.
Air Liquide commits to decreasing its CO2 emissions in absolute value by 33%2 by 2035. This includes direct emissions from its production and cogeneration units, as well as indirect emissions from the production of electricity and steam purchased by the Group for its operations.
Air Liquide commits to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, aligning the Group with the international efforts to reduce global warming, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. This means significantly increasing the use of low-carbon electricity for operations by signing long-term power purchase agreements and deploying on-site PV panels, implementing innovative carbon capture technologies, electrifying steam-driven air separation units, optimizing supply chains and improving the efficiency of our production units.
Increase the share of renewable energy in the energy portfolio.
Deploy innovative carbon capture at hydrogen production sites.
Leverage digitalization to improve efficiency of production units.
Developing low-carbon solutions for our customers and for industries
We're not only reducing our carbon footprint but helping industrial customers do the same. Drawing on our technological expertise and capacity for innovation, we're inventing cleaner, more sustainable solutions to reduce their emissions.
For example, we are working closely with the steel industry to reduce CO2 emissions by using hydrogen on a large scale in steel manufacturing. We are also developing new technologies to capture and recycle carbon emissions from the steelmaking process.
2. From 2020 Market-based emissions of 32.5 million tonnes CO2 eq (scopes 1 and 2).