Environment: Our targets

The production of our materials and products is complex and very energy intensive. The energy sources used are electricity, steam and gas. SGL Carbon is constantly striving to improve the energy efficiency of its processes and to reduce CO2 emissions. This is driven by both ecological responsibility and economic motivation, as energy costs represent a high proportion of our production costs.

We also aim to contribute to climate protection with our products. For example, we supply materials and components for electric vehicles, wind and solar energy and are one of the few European suppliers of graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Our environmental targets:

Our CO2 targets are supported by concrete measures. By 2025, SGL Carbon will cover its global electricity requirements as far as possible from renewable sources. Electrical energy is already sourced exclusively from renewable sources at the Wackersdorf, Ort and Ried sites as well as Muir of Ord. In Ort im Innkreis (Austria), a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the production building and put into operation in fiscal 2021. This plant, which has a capacity of just under 450 kWp, will save around 30 tons of CO2 per year. The self-consumption rate is over 95 %.

For greenhouse gas reductions after 2025, SGL Carbon plans to electrify high-temperature processes that were previously gas-fired or to switch to hydrogen and biogas. As of today and taking into account current technologies, we expect that approximately one third of emissions will be unavoidable in 2025 and will therefore have to be compensated.

SGL Roadmap to Climate Neutrality

[CO2 emissions in kt, Scope 1 + 2]

SGL Carbon aims to reduce not only the CO2 emissions that can be directly influenced, but also those of the upstream and downstream value chain. Therefore, a global reduction target for Scope 3 emissions is to be adopted before the end of 2022.

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