A-Gas Sustainability Report 2022
Towards Zero, Together
Every day, people from all over the world come into contact with what we do. As the demand for cooling and refrigeration grows, A-Gas is at the forefront of supplying and managing the refrigerants that we rely on in our daily lives; they are critical to the way we live.
As global temperatures continue to rise, the demand for cooling, and therefore refrigerants, is growing worldwide and it is critical that this increased demand is met in an environmentally responsible way. As an industry, we must transition to lower GWP alternatives and ensure that potentially harmful legacy refrigerants are carefully managed to prevent their release into the atmosphere.
This is our business.
A Significant Decarbonisation Opportunity
Regulation has been a key driver in reducing the global climate impact of refrigerants, however, our industry often faces criticism because of the environmental damage that refrigerants can cause if released into the atmosphere. While the Montreal Protocol has spearheaded the move away from the manufacture of ODS and high GWP products, the historical use of these older-generation refrigerants creates a complex emissions profile, as well as a large decarbonisation opportunity for those operating within the industry.
Leaders in Lifecycle Refrigerant Management
A-Gas plays a critical role in mitigating this problem by effectively managing the lifecycle of refrigerants and increasing their circularity. We support the transition to lower GWP alternatives and recover and reclaim used refrigerants or, where no reuse is possible, destroy them to prevent their release into the atmosphere. This is known as Lifecycle Refrigerant Management (LRM). It is essential for delivering a sustainable future for our industry.
Message from Jack Govers, CEO, A-Gas
As an industry, we must transition to lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternatives and ensure that potentially harmful legacy refrigerants are carefully managed to prevent their release into the atmosphere. The recovery and subsequent reclamation or safe destruction of used refrigerants is key to mitigate the environmental impact of products that remain critical to our everyday lives.
Towards Zero, Together
To support our journey towards net-zero, A-Gas teams globally are focused on our Towards Zero, Together commitment. This encompasses our dedication to staying safe, reducing all possible emissions and preventing refrigerant leaking into the atmosphere.
Our approach comprises three components:
We strive for Zero Harm in all that we do, so that we can all go home after work in the same condition as we arrived.
We are committed to targeting Zero Leaks into the atmosphere to protect each other and the environment we all share.
We strive to achieve a net-zero GHG emissions footprint across the entire A-Gas Group.
The A-Gas Net-Zero Pledge
To reduce the environmental impact of the GHG emissions generated from our own activities, A-Gas has pledged to become net-zero by 2035 and reduce GHG emissions by 50 percent by 2028 (using our 2020 Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions footprint as a baseline). This ambitious target brings our emission reductions ahead of those mandated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Committed to protecting the environment by effectively managing the lifecycle of refrigerants.
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