Part of the Chemelot Vision 2025 is the sustainability transition. This goes hand in hand with an economically and socially responsible development. Economically, because we have to earn money during and through the transition, while there is strong competition from all over the world. Social, because our site is chemical industry and the quality of life and safety to the immediate environment must continue to be safeguarded in the future.
This ambition makes the urgency of the Vision Chemelot 2025 immediately clear. Standing still means deterioration. The power of integration on our site also makes us vulnerable at the same time. All parties are necessary for a successful future. The sustainability transition requires a joint approach from Campus, companies, on-site service companies, landlord, knowledge institutions and governments.
Chemelot is an energy-intensive site that is inextricably linked to one of the biggest societal challenges of the moment: combating climate change. In the Climate Agreement of Paris (December 2015) binding agreements have been made to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Europe has agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, at least 40% and 80-95% respectively in 2020, 2030 and 2050, compared to 1990.
Chemelot can make a substantial contribution to the necessary change to a circular economy. This means that we deal efficiently with raw materials and fuels, make more and more use of renewable alternatives and maximize the reusability of products and raw materials. Consider the development of new products and technologies on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, in collaboration with leading knowledge institutes and strategic partners, making products lighter, longer lasting and easier to reuse. If we want to take a strong stance with the competition and we want to be a profitable site in 2025, then a sustainability transition is essential.