The Group's CSR roadmap defines three specific strategic focuses that will enable Eramet to improve its environmental impact over the coming years.
1. Cut our air emissions
Identifying and controlling its ecological footprint is a key expectation, both for Eramet and the stakeholders on each of its sites. By cutting its air emissions, the Group will help to improve the air quality nearby its facilities, thereby responding to one of local residents' key expectations.
In particular, a working group of experts has been assigned to sharing best practices in cutting air emissions and producing engineering reports with a view to financing a program of investments on this subject.
2023 objective: cut channeled dust emissions by 80% (versus 2018)
2. Protect water resources and accelerate the restoration of mining sites by fostering biodiversity
From New Caledonia to Gabon and Senegal, Eramet is conducting a series of mine restoration actions, notably through revegetation. This is the most effective way to foster the return of biodiversity, as well as to combat erosion and thereby protect the quality of water resources around mining sites.
Objective over the 2019-2023 period: restore at least as much surface area as the Group impacts (excluding long-term infrastructures).
3. Reduce the energy and climate footprint
In 2018, the Group set itself an ambitious goal of cutting CO2 emissions by drawing on three major drivers: the optimization of energy consumption, the decarbonation of energy purchased and shifting the activities mix to lower-emissions activities. As a result, the Group's sites are conducting multiple initiatives to reduce their CO2 emissions, including solar panels on car park shade canopies, solar panels for self-consumption, electric mobility solutions and LED lighting.
2023 objective: cut the quantity of CO2 per outgoing product by 26% (versus 2018), 16.5% of which is linked to the activity mix effect, linked to the Group's strategic decision to grow its mining business, which produces fewer emissions than the Group's conversion business.