GROUP

Environmental Impact

Supported by a dedicated organization, the objective of our environmental policy is to reduce the environmental impact of our products and industrial operations. It is based on the commitment of the Executive Committee and shared with all employees.

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

The use of natural gas and electricity in our production processes, in particular the graphite and felt manufacturing processes are the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1&2).

Early in 2021, the Group undertook to reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% between 2018 and 2025 by working on :

  • Reductions in energy consumption
  • Use of renewable or less GHG-intensive energy sources
  • Offsetting of emissions

Reduction of GHG emissions

1

-13%

in 2021 vs 2018 

2

-20%

in 2025 (objective)

Mersen acts against global warming

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Mersen acts against global warming

Mersen commits to an ambitious target in the fight against global warming. The Group will reduce by 20% the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

Share of renewable electricity in energy consumption

1

26%

in 2020 

2

48%

in 2021 

Solar power plants at the St Bonnet site (France)

Solar power plants at the St Bonnet site (France)

Solar power plants at the St Bonnet site (France)

Mersen invested in two solar power plants at the St Bonnet de Mure site.

Waste recycling

In order to reduce the environmental impact of its industrial sites, waste management has become an important environmental issue for the Group. Priority has been given to increasing waste recycling.

Waste recycling

1

46%

in 2018

2

63%

in 2021

3

75%

in 2025 (objective)

Pollution control

Biodiversity Protection

Mersen is committed to protecting biological biodiversity so as to ensure the protection and survival of animal and plant species, genetic diversity and natural ecosystems. This commitment is based on the prevention, management and repair of damage to natural systems resulting from the Group’s activities and their emissions and waste.

In 2021, the Group has set up a biodiversity map of Its sites. Three sites are located within one or more protected areas, and 14 are located within a kilometer of one. All sites have received detailed information on their positions and their responsibility with respect to biodiversity. No site reported biodiversity loss.

Reduction of water consumption

Water is an essential resource for the planet. Mersen uses water primarily to cool equipment used in heating processes, ensuring water quality before disposal. Discharges are subject to rigorous controls to avoid any risk of pollution

Mersen contributes to the sustainable management of water resources by setting a target to reduce its consumption.

Reduction of water consumption

1

-3%

in 2021 vs 2018

2

-10%

in 2025 (objectives)

Mersen committed with Polar Pod

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Mersen committed with Polar Pod

Mersen’s collaboration with the Polar Pod to study the world’s climate stability and biodiversity.

Transparency

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Transparency

Mersen supports environmental transparency and discloses its emissions data on the CDP platform.