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Climate Protection

Environmental responsibility

As LANXESS sees it, conserving natural resources – for example, through the most efficient possible use of raw materials and energies – and identifying further potential for reducing emissions and waste are an ongoing mission and an inherent part of our ecological responsibility to which we must apply our expertise. While taking account of local requirements, we equip all new production sites with state-of-the-art technology that is also in line with environmental standards. This often sets us apart from local competitors.


At the start of 2016, we set new long-term targets for CO²and VOC emissions and for energy consumption. By 2025, we aim to cut our specific CO² and VOC emissions by 25% (base year: 2015). We also aim to reduce specific energy consumption by 25% through 2025. In the future, assessment will no longer be based on the performance of the reporting segments, but rather on that of LANXESS as a whole. This approach takes account of the company’s altered organizational structures.



Reduction of climate gas emissions

With the Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016, the international community committed itself to the goal of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This goal is achievable only if global greenhouse gas emissions are radically reduced in the decades ahead. All the signatory nations have correspondingly set themselves ambitious reduction targets. Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050, also launched in November 2016, has an interim target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % through 2030 compared with the base year in 1990. Industry is expected to contribute with a reduction of between 49 % and 51 %. Internationally, the United States, for example, aims to reduce its emissions by between 26 % and 28 % through 2025 compared with their level in 2005


Sebastian  Röhrig

Sebastian Röhrig
Head of Corporate Responsibility

Phone: +49 221 8885 1099

Fax: +49 221 8885 1769

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