Sustainability Targets

Solar Energy

Climate protection and reduction of emissions

/ / Aim for carbon net zero, in line with EU green deal and ensure zero spills and releases with emissions to the environment

  • 100% energy consumption from green energy (2025)
  • Total spills < 0.7 events/MMH (million man-hours) (2025)
  • 100% compensation of remaining Scope 1 and 2 emissions (2025)
  • 40% absolute carbon reduction vs. 2020 (excluding sites that were not included in the 2020 base year; those will be recorded separately) (2030)
  • Net zero carbon emissions (2045)

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Resource efficiency and circular economy

/ / Transition towards the next level of recycling and reuse including formation of partnerships

/ / Increase share of sustainable solutions to support supplier and customer needs

  • Assess portfolio for sustainability (30 % covered) and set 2025 quantitative target (2023)
  • Ten circular businesses each generating > EUR 1 million (2025)

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Fair and safe employer

/ / Ensure a dynamic and diverse organization that invests boldly into the development of its people

/ / Set a high bar across working conditions and strive for zero accidents

  • 100% of employees earn at least a living wage (2023)
  • Set-up of global organizational diversity, equity and inclusion structure (2023)
  • Female representation of at least 30% across our entire management below the Board of Management (2030)
  • TRIR (Total Recordable Injury Rate) < 2.0 and zero severe accidents (Actual Hurt Level 4–5) (2030)

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Responsible partner for suppliers and communities

/ / Look behind “own walls” and achieve sustainability-related improvements in the whole supply chain to secure sustainable and fair standards

/ / Being a responsible and valued neighbor

  • All suppliers are covered by risk management

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Management structures for business ethics

/ / Ensure transparent & reliable governance structures as a matter of course that make management accountable

  • Further adjustment of Board remuneration based on ESG (2024)

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Portfolio and investment steering

/ / Implement policies throughout Brenntag to ensure sustainability to be deeply integrated in all activities

  • All new sites green building certified (2023)
  • 100 % portfolio steering towards sustainability (2025)
  • Develop strategies to support technological advancement in important industry segments (e.g. automotive) (2025)