Note 16: Greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our facilities are primarily related to the fuel and power we use, but also include some CO2, methane (CH4) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) process emissions. This section reflects the performance of all our own operations covering the gate-to-gate scope. More details on our carbon policy and cradle-to-grave reporting can be found in Note 5 in this section.

Greenhouse gas emissions
in million tons

Greenhouse gas emissions, in million tons (bar chart)Greenhouse gas emissions, in million tons (bar chart)

Total greenhouse gas emissions are made up of direct emissions from processes and combustion at our facilities and indirect emissions from purchased energy.

Greenhouse gas emissions per Business Area

 

 

 

 

 

In millions tons

 

2013

 

2014

Decorative Paints

 

0.1

 

0.1

Performance Coatings

 

0.3

 

0.3

Specialty Chemicals

 

3.5

 

3.5

  • Total greenhouse gas emissions per ton of production increased by 1 percent to 224 kg/ton CO2(e). Absolute GHG emissions remained flat at 3.9 million tons of CO2(e). These are both caused by a change in product mix
  • A detailed breakdown of our greenhouse gas emissions is available on our website