Severstal, Schneider, Air Liquide sign low-carbon agreement

Russian steelmaker Severstal has developed a climate memorandum titled “Together Towards a Low-Carbon Future” in support of global efforts to prevent further climate change, the company says.

Schneider Electric and Air Liquide are the first partners to join the initiative, Kallanish notes.

Severstal created the memorandum to commit members of its supply chain to measures that will support a reduction in their carbon footprint, as part of its focus on collaboration for decarbonisation.

The memorandum contains five guidelines as well as recommendations for their implementation. Among them is implementing the climate agenda in the practice of corporate governance; assessing greenhouse gas emissions and setting targets for their reduction; managing climate risks and adapting to climate change; supporting the development and implementation of low-carbon technologies; and building climate-responsible interaction with stakeholders.

“Agreements between manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services that declare a common commitment to decarbonisation are becoming common practice in the global business community,” says Severstal ceo Alexander Shevelev.

“Schneider Electric has consistently advocated the adoption of global measures to combat climate change and we are pleased that more and more companies are realising the need to transition to a low–carbon economy and are taking concrete actions to support an accelerated transition to a zero-carbon footprint,” notes the president of the company in Russia and CIS Johan Vanderplaetse.

“As an industrial company, Air Liquide is committed not only to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, but also to providing its customers with a wide range of solutions and expertise to decarbonise their own activities,” says Air Liquide Russia’s general director Marilene Turcottte. “We are happy to be part of the climate memorandum and to explore with our long-term partner Severstal ways to decarbonise the steelmaking industry.”

Svetoslav Abrossimov Bulgaria