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Every year, Braskem conducts a greenhouse gas inventory that considers 100% of our operations. The inventory, which is submitted to external verification and encompasses all categories of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 applicable to our business, is used to identify and monitor initiatives to reduce GHG emissions.
Learn more about our emissions indicators in the Braskem Annual Report (pages 93 to 96). Click here for the full report.
In comparison with the base year (2008), Braskem presented improvement both in its absolute emissions and in its emissions intensity, as the following charts show:
Note: Figures include the emissions of the IDESA Complex as of 2016.
Our avoided emissions, which are calculated based on cumulative annual production from 2008 to 2018, are presented below:
Our strategy always has included actions to mitigate climate change and, given our aspiration to become one of the world’s best large chemical producers in terms of GHG emissions intensity, we recently undertook a long-term reduction target for 2030.
Since 2011 we have carried out an inventory of Scope 3 GHG emissions (indirect emissions), with a significant evolution of the chain’s engagement and identification of initiatives to reduce these emissions. With support from Ticket Log, in 2017 we joined an initiative to generate carbon credits through the replacement of gasoline with ethanol in our fleet of corporate vehicles and became eligible for the monitoring phase in 2018, upon fueling with ethanol at a percentage higher than required (95.46%). In the second half of the same year, we requested the issue of carbon credits, expected to be issued in the first half of 2019