Changed, France, February 3, 2022
Climate strategy: Séché Environnement aims to
cut emissions by a quarter by 2030
On February 3, Séché Environnement, a major player in the circular economy, announced an ambitious decarbonization strategy in line with the Paris Agreement on the fight against climate change. As part of this strategy, the Group aims to reduce its emissions by 25% by 2030 and aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its customers through a 40% increase in avoided emissions by 2025.
Since its creation in 1985, Séché Environnement has taken action to reduce its environmental impact and that of its customers. In 2022, the Group is stepping up its resolute commitment to an ambitious decarbonization trajectory. To align with the Paris Agreement aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the Group, with the support of the Carbone 4 design office, has built a decarbonization strategy with the following two objectives:
Objective 1: reduce the Group’s emissions by 25% by 2030
To reduce the carbon footprint directly linked to its activity, Séché Environnement is committed to reducing direct CO sound2 equivalent emissions of 10% by 2025 and 25% by 2030. To achieve this, Séché Environnement has identified some sixty actions in the following main areas: the decarbonization of transportoptimized waste incineration and increased biogas capture. Séché Environnement aims to make its industrial sites a model in terms of reducing the carbon impact.
Objective 2: support the decarbonization of its customers with an increase of more than 40% in avoided emissions by 2025
To reduce the carbon footprint of its customers, the Séché Environnement Group plans to increase its high added valuerecycling activities and increase the volume of low carbonthe energy produced and recovered in its waste recovery centres. By doing so, it expects to increase avoided emissions by more than 40% for its customers by 2025.
Creation of a circular economy loop with high added value
By recovering used raw materials in products that can be directly reused by manufacturers, the Group is implementing a circular economy approach and offering suitable solutions to help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. For example, the Group is able to provide high added valuerecycled material such as bromine. Séché Environnement is the only bromine recycler in the world and intends to further increase the production of this element. The carbon impact of a ton of recycled bromine is more than 20 times lower than that of the extraction process in the natural environment. The Group is also active in the supply of solvents recycled in its distillation facilities, the production capacity of which will be increased. The carbon impact of a recycled solvent is 80% lower than that of a new solvent.
Energy recovery from waste
Electricity, heat and biogas from waste recovery are low-carbon energies that enable Séché Environnement’s customers, businesses and local authorities, to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels.