In pursuit of our goal – no accidents, no injuries, no harm to the environment – Huntsman’s global targets focus on personal and process safety, as well as improving environmental performance. We are committed to the guiding principles of Responsible Care®, the American Chemistry Council’s global program for EHS. As a member of chemical industry associations across the world, Huntsman has played a significant role in the development and implementation of Responsible Care®. Our alignment with Responsible Care® not only helps us remain a leader in EHS, but also encourages others in the industry to commit to these guidelines.
Horizon 2025 Targets
*Measured year over year
**A key element of our commitment to the Responsible Care Product Safety Code
*** Per unit of production
Huntsman Global Metrics
 
Production Intensity 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Energy consumption (TJs/tonne production) 0.005875 0.006022 0.006182 0.006517 0.005967
Total greenhouse (GHG) emissions(CO2e tonnes/tonne production) 0.358224 0.357420 0.387159 0.391725 0.357634
GHG emissions - direct (CO2e tonnes/tonne production) 0.239526 0.246318 0.252225 0.263686 0.238368
GHG emissions - indirect (CO2e tonnes/tonne production) 0.118698 0.111103 0.134934 0.128039 0.119266
Non-GHG emissions to air (tonnes/tonne production) 0.000508 0.000567 0.000520 0.000557 0.000496
SOx (tonnes/tonne production) 0.000019 0.000023 0.000021 0.000022 0.000008
Nox (tonnes/tonne production) 0.000153 0.000160 0.000160 0.000173 0.000162
Total waste (tonnes/tonne production) 0.096113 0.094016 0.094872 0.098775 0.093503
Hazardous waste (tonnes/tonne production) 0.020026 0.019766 0.019301 0.019601 0.017905
Non-hazardous waste (tonnes/tonne production) 0.076087 0.074249 0.075571 0.079174 0.075598
Discharges to water (COD tonnes/tonne production) 0.000877 0.000884 0.000906 0.000962 0.000961
Water usage - Water in (m3/tonne production) 6.428118 5.999233 6.178764 5.473808 4.935703
Water usage - Water out (m3/tonne production) 4.473283 4.350403 3.733124 4.086947 3.522071
           

Notes:

  • Production intensity is measured as a given metric divided by the total yearly production
  • Each year, environmental data and emissions estimates are reviewed for changes as a part of our data validation process.
    As a result, figures may include updates versus data published historically.
Absolute Values 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Energy consumption (TJs) 44,163 43,439 43,641 43,010 44,040
Total greenhouse (GHG) emissions (tonnes) 2,692,860 2,578,329 2,733,049 2,585,242 2,639,578
GHG emissions - direct (tonnes) 1,800,576 1,776,865 1,780,516 1,740,232 1,759,317
GHG emissions - indirect (tonnes) 1 892,284 801,463 952,533 845,010 880,261
Non-GHG emissions to air(tonnes) 3,821 4,091 3,671 3,676 3,661
SOx (tonnes) 143 166 149 148 62
Nox (tonnes) 1,149 1,154 1,127 1,141 1,199
Total waste (tonnes)  722,507 678,204 669,723 651,876 690,116
Hazardous waste (tonnes) 150,539 142,590 136,248 129,358 132,152
Non-hazardous waste (tonnes) 571,968 535,614 533,475 522,518 557,964
Discharges to water (COD) 6,590 6,374 6,394 6,349 7,094
Water usage - Water in (m3) 2 48,321,746 43,276,741 43,617,379 36,125,125 36,428,750
Water usage - Water out (m3) 2,3,4,5 33,626,774 31,382,555 26,353,018 26,972,351 25,995,213
Production (tonnes) 7,517,247 7,213,713 7,059,241 6,599,633 7,380,661

 

Footnotes
 
  1. Port Neches produced less cogen electricity in 2018, vs. the prior year, due to planned unit shutdowns, which contributed to the increase in indirect GHG emissions.
  2. Water in and Water out metrics include water extracted by Huntsman and sold to nearby industrial facilities. In addition, Huntsman is in the process of aligning facility calculations for water metrics with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® definition of water consumption. Water volumes may change in future years as guidance around definitions and calculations are implemented across sites globally.
  3. Port Neches had record production in 2018 at the EO and glycol units. Port Neches also had major turnarounds throughout the year, during which time, multiple units were washed down. Both of these factors contributed to increases in Water out in 2018.
  4. In 2018, along with the production increase and turnarounds at Port Neches, the increase in Water out for 2018 was in part due to an increase in contact storm water - rain or precipitation that has come into contact with processing equipment or processing units. Port Neches collects and treats contact storm water in a waste water treatment plant that also processes waste water from neighboring industrial sites. After the contact storm water is treated, it is discharge via an authorized outfall and counted towards discharge volume. For reporting purposes, the additional rainfall collected onsite is counted as Water out.
  5. In 2016, at Port Neches, the new F8 unit came online for aqueous ethylene oxide (EO), which contributed to the increase in Water In.
 
2018 Site Improvements
 
  • Our Deggendorf site in Germany implemented several energy saving projects that decreased energy consumption, as well as direct and indirect greenhouse gases.  Improvements included constructing insulated housing around outside tanks with high-efficiency polyurethane building panels.  Since the housing was first commissioned in April, the site achieved a 23% reduction in natural gas consumption.  In addition, the site also completed several other initiatives to reduce energy-consumption, including: installing high-efficiency LED lighting, Replacement of warm-water-pumps heating system with high-efficiency pumps, and optimizing compressed air supplies.
  • Our Azeglio site in Italy completed a multi-year project converting boilers and changing the fuel source from fuel oil to liquified petroleum gas, resulting in a decrease in air emissions.  This final phase saved around 21,000 liters of diesel every year (vs. 2017 diesel consumption).  The site also completed a rainwater recovery project to reduce fresh water consumption. 
  • Our Bad Saeckingen site in Germany implemented an improved product quality process, resulting in decreased waste.
  • Our Pune site in India implemented a drip irrigation system (applying water more directly to soil) to reduce losses from evaporation.