Commitment No. 1 is “Accelerating decarbonisation”, which assumes a 33% reduction in CO2 emissions by the Group compared to the base year 2019, a complete resignation from coal-based energy production by 2033, and climate neutrality by 2040.
We will achieve this through the use of thermal waste processing plants as an energy source in our production plants in Poland (currently, this type of source is already in operation in our German plant), the use of gas as a fuel to replace power coal, as well as many smaller-scale initiatives to improve the efficiency of energy and raw materials use, and to improve the efficiency of production processes.
We are also developing our own innovative technologies, such as concentration and recycling of carbon dioxide in the soda production process. Complete climate neutrality will require us to apply technologies that are not yet in operation on an industrial scale, such as the use of hydrogen fuel, small nuclear reactors, high-efficiency batteries, carbon dioxide capture and storage, and many more.