Kem One aims to reduce its transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 8%


Kem One is already committed to reducing the greenhouse gases it generates during production, and is now extending its focus to transportation between sites and of finished products. It aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 8% in 3 years.

Let’s transport better. In January 2021, Kem One joined the list of signatories of the FRET21 agreement, which aims to reduce the impact that companies’ transport has on the climate.

CO2 emissions reduced by 1,500 tonnes each year

Kem One’s commitment covers a period of 36 months, up to the end of June 2023, with the aim of reducing its emissions by 8% compared to those of July 2019 to June 2020, or around 1,500 less tonnes of CO2 emitted each year.

Railroad and river transport

Kem One will take action in a number of areas to reduce its emissions:

  • Optimising how road tankers are loaded (bulk PVC and liquids)
  • Choosing haulage contractors that use alternative fuels (B100 etc.)
  • Replacing current river barges with hybrid diesel-electric barges that reduce energy consumption by around 25% and have a 14% higher transportation capacity
  • Opting for responsible purchases by encouraging transporters to join the “Objectif CO2” programme or an equivalent for transporters outside of France
  • Transferring part of road transport to railroad transport

In its Energy and climate policy, Kem One has already committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% between 2013 and 2030 in its manufacturing activity and its suppliers’ energy production. It’s now going further by broadening its action to cover the transport of its finished products and of materials between its factories.  

FRET21 is an agreement initiated by the French Ministry of the Ecological Transition through the French Agency for Ecological Transition (Ademe), with support from the Association for Freight Transport Users (AUTF) to get shippers involved.