CO2-Neutral Chemical Industry
The Challenge of an Industry Transformation
Germany, as one of the major chemical manufacturing nations, has committed to achieve this goal by 2050. But companies need to translate this industry vision into their specific context.
System changes of the scale of CO2 neutrality for a whole industry sector require a new mindset. Major transformations command long lead times and require consistent and persistent follow-through. It is all but clear whether enough value is created to justify the huge investments and how new value generated is distributed among critical players and investors.
CHEManager asked executives and industry experts to share their opinions on this industry transformation, which is a multi-stakeholder challenge and comprises economical, technical, societal and political aspects. We proposed to discuss the following aspects:
- What is your strategy / timeline to become carbon neutral and what are the key challenges on the path to achieve this goal?
- What political / regulatory measures are needed to encourage companies to invest in carbon neutral technologies?
- What economical / societal benefits do you expect or hope for by decarbonizing your business?
- How do you plan to involve external stakeholders critical for achieving CO2 neutrality?
Read the insightful answers of the experts here.
Program Manager Sustainability, AkzoNobel
Head of Sustainability Management, Henkel
President and CEO, Wacker Chemie
General Manager, Sustainability Strategy Planning Department, Asahi Kasei
Head of Ecological Footprint, Bayer
Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Innovation & Technology, Borealis
Vice President Olefins/Polyolefins, Europe and Asia, Braskem
Head of Sustainability Transformation, Clariant
Global Program Lead Circular Economy, Covestro
President Dow Germany, Central Europe, Italy, Israel and Greater Russia
Head of Sustainability, Evonik
Member of the Board of Management, Lanxess
Chief Technology Officer, CHT Group
Managing Director of the Renewable Chemistries, Avantium
Head of Group Corporate Sustainability, Merck
Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer, Nouryon
Managing Director Active Ingredients, Sanofi-Aventis Germany
Vice President Europe, SABIC
VP Chemicals Europe and Africa, Global Excellence and Product Stewardship, Shell Chemicals
Chief Sustainability Officer, Symrise
Chairman of the Management Board, Infraserv
Managing Director, Yncoris