Progress toward goals
- Savings of approximately €18 million between 2008 and 2010 from energy efficiency measures in Asia
- Energy savings of more than €5 million achieved in North America
- Energy efficiency improves by 23.7% compared with baseline year 2002
2020 GoalIncrease energy efficiency
In 2008, we set ourselves a new goal to increase energy efficiency in our chemicals business. In recent years, we have already taken advantage of the greatest potential to increase energy efficiency – for example, by using combined heat and power (CHP) technology. Other individual measures in 2010 also helped us come closer to reaching our goal. In Asia, our energy efficiency measures led to savings of approximately €18 million between 2008 and 2010. Most of the potential savings identified in previous years have thus already been achieved. In North America, energy savings of more than €5 million were achieved through more than 60 individual projects in 2010. The savings in Europe amounted to more than €3 million in 2010, from measures implemented at approximately 40 sites.
In 2010, BASF’s energy efficiency rose by 23.7% in relation to the baseline year 2002. This represented an increase of around 8 percentage points compared with 2009, resulting primarily from the higher capacity utilization in our plants. Furthermore, this also reflects the positive effects of our measures introduced to conserve energy. We also focused more on energy efficiency topics in our Responsible Care Management System in 2010. From 2011, we plan to incorporate energy management into our Responsible Care audit system.