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European Climate Pact

Overview

Location

Germany

Sector

Wholesale and retail trade

Organisation type
Business

Company Information

Brenntag SE is a global distributor of specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients. It is headquartered in Essen, Germany. In 2021 it reported 17,200 employees and total sales for 14.3 billion Euro.*

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Our progress towards decarbonization

 

GHG Emissions

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Brenntag SE has a target to reduce absolute scopes 1 and 2 CO2e emissions 40% by 2030 from a base year of 2020. This is a year-on-year reduction rate of 4.0% over the next 9 years

Pledge: Have a short-medium term GHG emissions reduction target (scope 1+2) with a 2.1% year-on-year reduction at a minimum

  • Have an internal price on carbon 
  • Have an initiative in place to drive GHG emissions reduction through low-carbon energy generation
  • Have scope 1+2+3 GHG emissions verified through a third party verification or assurance process 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Energy

North Star

  • Brenntag SE has a company-wide target to consume 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025 from a baseline of 15.37% renewable electricity consumption in 2020

Pledge: Have a target for 100% renewable electricity consumption by no later than 2050, in line with the RE100 technical criteria 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Governance & Strategy

North Star

  • Brenntag SE has a publicly available 1.5°C aligned low-carbon transition plan

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Publicly disclose climate and environmental data to investors and customers through a public platform
  • Have a process for identifying, assessing, and responding to climate-related risks and opportunities
  • Have an employee engagement strategy to support and contribute to achieving the company's climate and environmental goals

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Buildings

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Have an initiative in place to drive GHG emissions reduction through energy efficiency in buildings

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Value chain engagement

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Have an ongoing and transparent dialogue with our value chain around climate-related issues

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022