CERATIZIT Group

May 25, 2023

CERATIZIT switches production to renewable energy

Another crucial step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2025
Sustainability

CERATIZIT S.A., Mamer, Luxembourg (headquarters), 25 May 2023

 

CERATIZIT, part of the Plansee Group, has achieved a major milestone on its journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Since the beginning of 2023, production operations for the carbide specialist have been powered by over 99% green energy from renewable sources. 

 

As part of an ambitious sustainability strategy, CERATIZIT has been gradually switching to renewable energy sources for energy needs at its production sites. Now, 99% of CERATIZIT’s energy requirements come from renewable sources—a claim that is backed up by corresponding certificates from its energy suppliers. As such, the carbide specialists have reached their first milestone on the path to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Switching the majority of its energy supply to renewable sources has helped the company immediately cut its corporate carbon footprint (CCF) by over 20%.

 

Fixed calculation basis for carbon-cutting targets

The company has based its carbon-cutting targets on the figures from its 2020/2021 business year, in which CERATIZIT emitted almost 176,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) according to the GHG Protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol).1  Around a quarter of the company’s emissions fall under scope 1 of the Protocol (direct GHG emissions) and a quarter from scope 2 (electricity indirect GHG emissions), while around half fall under scope 3, which stem in particular from purchased goods and services as well as employees’ journeys to and from work.

 

“With these final figures, we have the necessary information to take the first steps to reducing our carbon footprint. Switching to renewable energy is only the first step in this process, but one that has enabled us to reduce our footprint by more than 20%,” explains Executive Board Spokesperson Andreas Lackner. With the figures now available, the company will decide on further measures to be taken over the next few months to reduce the company’s corporate carbon footprint (CCF) by at least 35% as currently planned by 2025.

 

The company has set itself the target of reducing its 2020/2021 CCF levels by 60% through additional measures by 2030, such as switching to ‘green’ hydrogen. The company plans to achieve ‘Net Zero’ by 2040, ten years ahead of the targets specified under the Paris Agreement.

 

                                                                                                                                             

1 The figures are calculated according to a cradle-to-gate principle, meaning it includes scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 upstream; scope 3 downstream is not used here.

Press contact:

Parwez Farsan
CERATIZIT S.A.
101, Route de Holzem
LU-8232 Mamer
Luxembourg
+352 31 20 85-854
press@ceratizit.com

CERATIZIT – with passion and a pioneering spirit for hard materials

For over 100 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in developing exceptional hard material solutions for machining and wear protection. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wear parts. The CERATIZIT Group is the global market leader in various application segments and successfully develops new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, such as for wood and stone working.

 

With 7,000 employees at 30 production facilities and a sales network with over 50 branches, CERATIZIT is a global player in the carbide industry. The company's international network includes subsidiary Stadler Metalle and joint venture CB-CERATIZIT.

 

The technology leader is continually investing in research and development and holds 1,000 patents. Innovative hard material solutions from CERATIZIT are used in various sectors, including mechanical engineering and toolmaking, in the automotive and aerospace industries and in the oil, gas and medical industries.