We are all about making things future-proof. Whether working with partners on new solutions or developing our operations, a more sustainable future guides our actions. To minimize our environmental impact, we focus on five strategic areas.
We enhance the sustainability of our operations and create long-term value for our customers. The foundation for our sustainability strategy and targets was laid in 2020 by identifying five key strategic areas to focus on as we shape a sustainable future.
We systematically develop our actions to improve sustainability. This supports us in reaching our long-term goals to deliver more sustainable technology and products to our customers. To guide us in our efforts in decreasing Canatu’s environmental impact, we have set a clear roadmap with various steps with solid goals. These include emission avoidance, reduction and offsetting.
Using renewable energy sources
We will reduce CO2 equivalent emissions by 60% from 2020 levels to 2023. This will be achieved by switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. In 2020, electricity consumption accounted for 61% of total CO2 equivalent emissions.
Improving Canatu CNT synthesis efficiency
Canatu CNT synthesis requires electricity to heat the reactors and to cool down the factory air. Our target is to reduce electricity consumption to a fifth per production unit (m2 of CNT film) by the end of 2023. Savings will be achieved by developing a new high-performance reactor designed to accelerate the conversion of gases into CNTs, improving efficiency, output, and competitiveness, while contributing to substantial energy savings, too.
During the Canatu CNT synthesis, a small amount of process gases is emitted into the air. Our target is to reduce CO2 equivalent air emissions to a fifth per production unit (m2 of CNT film) by end of 2025. This is achieved through a new synthesis process designed to reduce emissions and improve manufacturing costs.
Exploring bio-based materials
Our sustainability initiatives span across the value chain starting from the use of new, bio-based materials. As a part of the new strategy, our target is to explore the availability of biobased materials.
Carbon-neutral by 2035
Our own production will be carbon neutral by 2035. This target is aligned with national targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, and to reach net zero emissions by 2035.
ISO 14001:2015 certified, silver in EcoVadis
Canatu has received ISO 14001:2015 certification for compliance with the Environmental Management System standard, and a Silver medal from EcoVadis sustainability rating, which demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement and sustainable business performance.
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Canatu has been awarded with the Silver level rating by the global sustainability rating platform EcoVadis. With a total score of 64 points out of 100, this puts Canatu among the top 25% of companies in the world assessed by EcoVadis, and well above the industry average of 44. See news release.
Canatu creates nano solutions for massive impact. We work with carbon, the most versatile material in the universe, and collaborate with other forerunner companies to make breakthrough innovations. Get to know Canatu.
Canatu’s unique process is the secret to creating the most advanced carbon nanotubes for highly-engineered products. How we make Canatu CNT yields properties that make it applicable for a variety of industry-redefining products now and in the future. Our process opened up.
Our main focus today is on the automotive and semiconductor industries. We continuously expand what is possible with nano carbon, searching for new opportunities. Work with Canatu CNT.