Avient is fully committed to protecting the environment by addressing climate change, conserving natural resources and preventing pollution. Through our environmental aspect and impact assessments within our EH&S MS, we have focused on the following key topics: energy, emissions and climate change, as well as effluents and waste from our operations.
Avient’s Corporate EH&S Department is responsible for overseeing these areas. While this group sets and monitors performance against management system standards, the full operational responsibility lies within each business unit and operating site. To ensure performance expectations are met, each site has trained management personnel to oversee their management systems.
Energy from Renewable Resources
60% by 2030
100% by 2050
~90,000 MT CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions Reduction per Year from VPPAs
To help reduce consumption from non-renewable energy sources, Avient has leveraged a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA)
in North America. This action has resulted in rapid progress toward meeting our 2030 goal. Building off our experience in North America, we have entered into negotiations to procure 37 MW of solar energy
in Europe. This agreement would be equal to approximately 90% of our annual European electricity needs. We continue to explore similar opportunities to decarbonize across our global operations.
These long term purchase agreements are significant steps toward achieving our goal of procuring at least 60% of energy from renewable sources by the end of 2030. Retained energy attribute credits from these projects will allow for the reduction of Scope 2 emissions by approximately 90,000 MT CO2e per year, a significant lowering of our carbon footprint.
In addition to the procurement of energy from renewable sources, Avient continues explore and implement on-site renewable energy opportunities globally as well as implementing numerous energy saving activities. These activities have a cumulative effect on reducing our operational energy needs and thus our impacts on the environment.