Concise Climate Goals

This chapter concentrates on the environmental impacts of internal production and operating processes and on measures that can be taken to mitigate these impacts. Particular emphasis is placed on the CABB Group’s energy consumption, emissions, and resource consumption. The latter includes the procurement of raw materials as well as the recycling of solvents and waste disposal. Additionally, the conscientious use of water and the safe handling of environmentally critical materials and wastewater are carefully monitored at all times.

At the CABB Group, environmental protection and the efficient use of resources are part and parcel of operational excellence. As a socially responsible company, the CABB Group uses its resources conscientiously, which in turn positively impacts economic considerations. Sustainable production methods, such as the CABB Group’s integrated production, ensure that the CABB Group can continue to offer competitive products and services in the long term while maintaining and strengthening strategic partnerships with its customers.

Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions at All Levels
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a broad and vital task for the CABB Group. In addition to direct (Scope 1) and indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2 – from the purchase of energy), indirect GHG emissions throughout the upstream value chain (Scope 3) account for the largest share of the company’s CO2e emissions. Scope 3 includes, for example, the production of raw materials by suppliers and their delivery. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is a very complex and lengthy process, but within the industry, this is also where the CABB Group can reduce its emissions the most.

Operational Excellence and Procurement in Focus
Enhancing operational efficiency is a top priority for the CABB Group. Investments in infrastructure are an essential part of this, as innovative solutions in production and energy use minimize the negative environmental impacts and create cost advantages. Examples of this include the upgrade of the waste incinerator at the Kokkola site in Finland, the renewal of the technical infrastructure at the Gersthofen site in Germany, where energy consumption has been significantly reduced, and the installation of monitoring systems on 180 steam traps in Galena (US), which helped to identify various central causes of steam radiator failures and save natural gas. Measures like these contribute substantially to the continuous improvement and long-term competitiveness of the CABB Group. Moreover, the CABB Group will gradually increase its share of renewable electricity in the coming years.

Read more in our Sustainability Report