Reduction of emissions including GHGs and combatting climate change are among Kordsa’s priorities. Our primary goal is to act in compliance with local regulations on greenhouse gas emissions in all countries we operate. In line with our net zero carbon by 2050 target as Kordsa, we will increase our monitoring, measuring, and reducing practices in emissions management in the upcoming period. We committed to the Science-Based Targets Initiative in September 2021. We target to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. In Scope 3 emissions, we commit that 64% of our supplier’s emissions covering Category 1, will have science-based targets that meet the latest SBTi criteria by 2027 and to reduce absolute Scope 3 Category 3 and Category 10 emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2021 base year. SBTi approval process is ongoing.
The Steps We Took in Combatting Climate Change
In 2014, we started calculating our greenhouse gas emissions in Kordsa Türkiye, approved by the Ministry of Environment in line with the GHG regulations.
In 2015, we commenced Scope 1 direct emission calculations in our Indonesia and Thailand facilities.
In 2016, we started Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change reporting.
In 2017, we completed Scope 1 direct emission calculations in all of our facilities.
In 2018, we began Scope 2 emission calculations.
In 2019, we completed Scope 1 and Scope 2 emission calculations for 2018-2019 in all our facilities. Three of our facilities, in Türkiye, USA-Chattanooga, and Indonesia respectively, were subjected to external audit for our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
In 2020, raising our CDP rating to A- placed us among Türkiye’s Climate Leaders. We reduced our Scope 1 and Scope 2 total emissions by 14% from the year 2019. Our three facilities in Türkiye, USA-Chattanooga and Indonesia were subjected to an external audit for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Axiom Materials Inc., Kordsa’s composite manufacturing subsidiary in Santa Ana California, was certified as the world’s first carbon neutral prepreg manufacturer in 2020.
To reduce the environmental impact caused by staff transportation, Kordsa started to use more environment friendly hybrid vehicles as of 2019. Currently, 30% of the company cars consist of hybrid cars. Kordsa encourages employees to use conference calls instead of traveling for business meetings.