Chemours’ corporate responsibility commitments.
At Chemours, our purpose is to help create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Through our business segments, we bring science-based solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable. Our products play a critical role in achieving climate and sustainability goals. In fact, by 2030 50% or more of our revenue will be from offerings that make a specific contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Increasingly, our world needs more than effective and advanced chemistries. It also requires that we contribute to these essential technologies with an unwavering commitment to safety and end-to-end product stewardship, all for the benefit of our shared planet. In 2018, we made a public pledge to bring responsible chemistry to life through 10 bold, Corporate Responsibility Commitments (CRC), which we have been relentlessly executing against ever since.
We take very seriously our obligation to manage the PFAS compounds in our manufacturing processes in a responsible manner and our commitment to eliminate at least 99% of PFAS air and water emissions from our manufacturing processes by 2030. Chemours is leading the industry as the first company in chemical manufacturing to make this public commitment.
Our commitments are backed by action.
Commitments must be met with action and progress. At our Dutch facility in Dordrecht, we’re investing €75 million towards reducing PFAS emissions by more than 99% compared to 2017 baseline levels with significant milestones expected to be achieved in 2021 and 2024. We have successfully deployed technologies at our Fayetteville site in North Carolina to abate 99% of fluorinated emissions, compared to 2017 emissions levels. In Fayetteville we’ve invested over $100 million in emissions control technology and installed a suite of air emissions control equipment. Our state-of-the-art thermal oxidizer will destroy 99.999% of fluorinated organic emissions vented to it.