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Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas

SABIC is integrating climate-change resilience.

Through reducing emissions and product impacts, we strengthen our business while supporting a sustainable future.

SABIC collaborates with the Saudi government to achieve targets outlined in the Paris Agreement and is reducing our own greenhouse-gas emissions. 

This year, our greenhouse gas emissions intensity, measured in metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of product sales (tCO2/t), fell from 1.22 tCO2/t to 1.17 tCO2/t. This marks a 3.76 percent reduction in emissions from 2018, and a 13.57 percent reduction from our 2010 baseline. 

Our total greenhouse-gas emissions by scope decreased from 57 to 54.9 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2eq) in 2019. 

SABIC is actively transitioning to renewable energy. Our renewable energy strategy targets 100 percent renewable energy, with interim goals of 4 gigawatts of wind and solar energy by 2025, and 12 gigawatts by 2030. 

At our Baroda and Rayong sites in India, this year, we installed solar panels that helped reduce CO2 emissions by 200 tons.

In Jubail, our United affiliate incorporated a higher quantity of hydrogen in its ethylene tail gas, reducing emissions by 78,000 tons of CO2 equivalent. 

At our Ibn Zahr affiliate, a 53 percent reduction in methyl-tert-butyl-ether  flaring reduced the greenhouse-gas emissions by 91,000 tons.

In Europe, climate programs at all sites support the EU 2030 climate and energy framework.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Scope (million tCO2eq)

  • 2014*
  • 2015*
  • 2016*
  • 2017*
  • 2018*
  • 2019*
2014* 2015* 2016* 2017* 2018* 2019*
Scope 1 38 38 38 37 39 37
Scope 2 (1) 18 18 18 17 18 18
TOTAL 56 56 56 55 57 55

* Assured by KPMG

1 Location based method

Greenhouse Gas Intensity

(t CO2 eq/t Product Sales)

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