For more than 10 years, ERAMET has applied a process to control its energy spending and consumption for both economic and environmental reasons. With efforts on global warming picking up speed, particularly since the December 2015 Paris Agreement, the Group adopted a specific climate change policy in late 2016.
The new policy, passed by ERAMET’s Executive Committee, formalises the Group’s commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the consequences of climate change. It builds on its Sustainable Development and Energy policies, adopted in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
The Climate Change policy is primarily intended to spotlight ERAMET’s contribution to collective efforts on climate change. On a Group level, it means factoring the issue into our strategy, particularly in terms of risk management and emission impact assessment. It also means supporting R&D projects that aim to reduce direct or indirect emissions, or opting whenever possible for low-carbon energy sources and processes.