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.
Paris, March 3, 2021 – Mersen, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, has made a firm commitment in the fight against global warming by pledging to reduce the intensity of the Group’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
A recognized leader in solutions to foster growth in green industries, Mersen has set itself the target of reducing the intensity of GHG emissions from its operations (scopes 1 and 2) by 20% by 2025 compared to 20181. Intensity, which is measured as the ratio between direct and indirect emissions covered by scopes 1 and 2 and sales, is the best indicator to measure the Group’s commitment. In 2018, it stood at 197 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per million euros of sales.
With gas and electricity accounting for the main sources of GHG emissions in scopes 1 and 2, the Group has pledged to reduce its energy consumption and to increase the share of renewable energies in its energy mix.
Luc Themelin, Chief Executive Officer of Mersen, said: “Today, we have set an ambitious short-term target to reduce the intensity of our greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to the fight against climate change. We firmly believe that our products and solutions are essential to progress and technological innovation, and that we have a key role to play in protecting the environment and its resources.”
1excluding major impact of currency changes during the period.
Mersen is a global expert in electrical specialties and advanced materials for high-tech industries. With more than 50 industrial sites and 16 R&D centers in 35 countries around the world, Mersen develops customized solutions and delivers key products to its clients in order to meet the new technological challenges shaping tomorrow’s world.
For over 130 years, Mersen has focused tirelessly on innovation to accompany its clients and meet their needs. Be it in wind power, solar power, electronics, electric vehicles, aeronautics, space or countless other sectors, wherever technology is progressing, you will always find a bit of Mersen.
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