The Chemours Company announced progress towards achieving its long-term sustainability goals with the launch of its annual Corporate Responsibility Commitment (CRC) report.
This year’s report lays out the work Chemours is doing around the world to deliver against its ten ambitious goals that relate to three pillars—Inspired People, Shared Planet, and Evolved Portfolio—and map to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
This year’s report, titled “Resilient and Responsible,” is based on Chemours’ 2020 achievements while operating through a challenging year in which the world was rocked by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
It highlights actions by the company’s 6,500 employees to operate safely and supply essential chemistry during the pandemic, the introduction of a more ambitious climate goal, expanded actions to foster an even more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace, as well as continued support for the communities and organizations where the company operates.
“The past year challenged every individual in this organization and I’m humbled and grateful for the commitment and courage our employees showed in order to safely serve our customers and support the communities where we operate,” said Mark Newman, president and chief executive officer of Chemours.
Select report highlights from the company’s 2020 operations include:
• Continued progress toward achieving the company’s goal to reduce air and water process emissions of fluorinated organic compounds by 99% or more by 2030.
• Released an enhanced emissions reduction goal, committing to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an absolute 60% by 2030, putting Chemours on a path to net-zero by 2050.
• Expanded the Future of Chemistry Scholarship (FOCS) globally and into an industry-wide initiative, the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), supporting underrepresented communities pursuing STEM degrees through scholarships, internships, and leadership development.
• Established the Chemours COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to help protect the safety and health of local communities where Chemours operates. To date, the Fund has supported over 140,000 people in the US alone.
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