BASF makes net zero progress on personal care production sites

BASF’s Çayırova personal care production site in Turkey has taken a step towards reaching its emission targets by obtaining the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC).

The classification confirms that the electricity consumed by the production site is generated from 100% renewable resources.

The I-REC Standard is acknowledged by major reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP).

By 2030, BASF aims at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from its production sites and its energy purchases by 25% compared with 2018.

In addition, the company is striving worldwide to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

The Çayırova production site lowered its carbon footprint resulting from green electricity needs and carbon emissions by around 65% compared to 2018.

Elsewhere in Europe, BASF’s production site in Zona Franca, Spain, has signed a power purchase agreement with a green power supplier of electricity generated by onshore wind farms.

Another example is Pulnoy, France, where high-end active ingredients for the personal care business are manufactured. Implementing a new steam production unit has enabled the BASF site to save approximately 30% of carbon emissions in comparison with the replaced system.

Meanwhile, the company’s UV-filter Competence Centre in Grenzach, Germany, continues its journey to climate neutrality with an approved investment that will allow the site to decrease its CO2 emissions by approximately 20% after startup in 2025, thanks to a new drying process with improved energy efficiency developed by BASF’s process technology expert leads.

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