This chapter focuses on the environmental impacts of internal production and operating processes, as well as on measures that can be taken to reduce these impacts. Particular attention is paid to the CABB Group’s energy consumption, emissions and use of resources. The latter encompasses the procurement of raw materials along with the recycling of solvents and waste disposal. In addition, the conscientious use of water and the safe handling of environmentally critical materials and wastewater are always monitored carefully.
At the CABB Group, environmental protection and the efficient use of resources is an integral part of operational excellence. As a socially responsible company, the CABB Group uses its resources conscientiously. This also positively impacts economic considerations. Sustainable production methods like the CABB Group’s integrated production are ways to ensure that the CABB Group can continue to offer competitive products and services in the long term and maintain and intensify strategic partnerships with its customers.
Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions at All Levels
The reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a broad and vital task for the CABB Group. Alongside direct (Scope 1) and indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2 – from the purchase of energy), indirect GHG emissions throughout the upstream value chain (Scope 3) constitute the largest share of the company’s CO2e emissions. Scope 3 encompasses, for example, the production of raw materials by suppliers, as well as their delivery. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is a very complex and long process, but within the industry it is also where the CABB Group can cut emissions the most.