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Sustainability

     

​Focused on Energy Conservation and More


Grace’s most significant contributions to the sustainability of our planet and public health lie in the many Grace products that deliver direct, measurable, and significant environmental benefits to our customers' products. Examples include catalysts to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel; catalysts that support renewable diesel fuel production; catalysts that control refinery sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions; FCC additives that significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and sulfur; catalysts that improve combustion of CO; non-phthalate polyolefin catalysts; auto emission control catalysts; paint and wood coating matting agents allowing low- or no-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC); pigment additives that allow heavy metal-free anti-corrosion coatings; silica-based processing agents that reduce water use and solid waste in the production of beer; and much more. Grace continues to focus on delivering innovative products that contribute to our customers’ overall sustainability strategy and goals.

As a manufacturing company, Grace constantly strives to be a good steward of the environment and as efficient and productive as possible. This minimizes our energy requirements and reduces waste, which helps keep our products competitive while delivering more value to our customers.

Our 2007 10-year commitment

Grace remains committed to finding new opportunities to minimize our environmental footprint. In 2007, we published a commitment based on a simple measure of energy intensity. While much has changed since then—including a diversification of our product lines, overall growth, and much more—we nevertheless achieved an overall reduction in energy intensity across our global operation.

Sustainability Results

Grace continually pursues new opportunities to manage and minimize our environmental footprint.




Year​

​Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Tons)


Total Energy Consumption (million BTUs)
Carbon Dioxide
per Pound of Production (pounds)

Energy Consumed per Pound of Production (BTUs)

Total Water Consumption (million gallons)
​2017
​747,323​10,489,806​1.45​​10,2086,688
​2007​753,822​10,540,925​1.47​10,258​n/a

Grace completed the separation of its Construction Products operating segment on February 3, 2016.  ​The environmental data reported above excludes the separated operations.