Note 16: Greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gas () emissions from our facilities are primarily related to the fuel and power we use. 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

Environment – Greenhouse gas emissions (bar chart)Environment – Greenhouse gas emissions (bar chart)

Total greenhouse gas emissions 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

 

2015

Decorative Paints

 

0.1

 

0.1

 

0.1

Performance Coatings

 

0.3

 

0.3

 

0.2

Specialty Chemicals

 

3.5

 

3.5

 

3.4

  • Total greenhouse gas emissions per ton of production decreased by 2 percent to 221 kg/ton CO2(e). Absolute emissions reduced to 3.8 million tons of CO2(e). These were both caused by a change in product mix and production volumes of main energy consumers
  • A detailed breakdown of our greenhouse gas emissions is available on our website

GHG

Greenhouse gases, including CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and HFCs, which have a global warming impact. We also include the impact of VOCs in our targets.

GHG

Greenhouse gases, including CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and HFCs, which have a global warming impact. We also include the impact of VOCs in our targets.