REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
SUPPLY CHAIN CARBON FOOTPRINT MODEL
We are continuing our effort to reduce the carbon footprint of our supply chain through innovative, industry-leading solutions. In addition to running significant projects to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions, this year, we completed a comprehensive modeling system that enables us to see, in detail, our supply chain carbon footprint and identify areas for improvement.
SABIC’s Global Supply Chain Sourcing and Excellence team introduced a new supply chain carbon-footprint model that provides emissions details down to the individual-shipment level.
This model incorporates energy-based carbon-footprint contributions on every transport mode and route where actual fuel consumption can be measured. Where energy-based measurement is unavailable, we use industry-standard emissions factors for transport modes.
GASCHEM BELUGA AND GASCHEM ORCA
SABIC’s next-generation vessels, GasChem Beluga and GasChem Orca, have now been operational for a full year – and they are performing even better than expected. The vessels feature a breakthrough design with an increased carrying capacity of 30 percent, which reduces fuel consumption considerably, even as it maximizes reliability and sea endurance.
AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT DESIGN COMPARED TO STANDARD LNG/LEG VESSELS
Since 2014, we have used the NCC Fajr chemical tanker to carry SABIC goods. The carbon intensity of each shipment was 27 percent below the industry average, reducing our carbon footprint from these shipments by 18.5 kilotons of greenhouse-gas emissions over the course of the year.
REDUCING EMISSIONS IN ASIA THROUGH RE-PALLETIZATION
SABIC has embarked on a new approach to provide compounding feedstock in Asia, enabling us to reduce our carbon emissions by 138 tons in 2018. In 2019, we expect to repack 9,000 tons, saving 2,147 tons of emissions.