Our future depends on producing innovative solutions that meet the world’s needs, but the future of the world depends on our doing so with minimal impact. We are retooling our offerings to bring those two needs into harmony.
Our 2020 Sustainable Offerings Highlights
- Launched EVOLVE 2030, a third-party validated methodology designed to scientifically quantify how our offerings contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
- Opened the Chemours Discovery Hub in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Science and Technology and Advanced Research (STAR). More than 300 employees working in 130 labs are focusing on innovation that will lead to new solutions that help people and the planet. The Discovery Hub building itself also earned a Three Globes sustainable building rating.
- Saw the suspension of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants by the EU, making room for low GWP products like Opteon™.
- Saw Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.
- Received the Entegris Category Supplier Award for the second year in a row.
The Launch of EVOLVE 2030
At Chemours, we strive to be a trusted source of safe and sustainable offerings that power the essential products and applications our modern world demands. Yet we do so with a focus on product sustainability and stewardship, aiming to minimize the human health and environmental impacts that product life cycles can create. Our comprehensive, holistic approach includes three principles:
- Safe—Ensure product safety and sustainability
- Legal—Comply with all laws and regulations
- Trusted—Maintain the trust of our stakeholders
Demonstrating progress against our 2030 goal requires us to measure our products’ impacts and how they contribute to the UN SDGs. In 2020, to help us achieve and demonstrate our goal progress, we published our EVOLVE 2030 assessment methodology. This new methodology considers landfill waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) and fluorinated organic compound (FOC) emission intensities during manufacturing—as well as life-cycle climate impacts, social impacts, and risks to human health and the environment—in determining the sustainability of a product. We developed EVOLVE 2030 in partnership with an external advisor, the Anthesis Group, in order to ensure the accuracy of our measures. In 2020, 37.5% of our revenue came from products that contribute to the UN SDGs. We will continue to evaluate our portfolio on an ongoing basis.