Human activity is a major contributing factor to the increasing level of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere.
It is believed that the increased quantity of greenhouse gases contribute to the climate changes that have occurred in recent years. For this reason, countries and industries, including ICL, are joining together to control carbon dioxide emissions and to reduce their carbon footprints.
ICL strives to be a leader, both in Israel and in the global chemical industry, in the reduction of emissions in general and greenhouse gases in particular. In line with this intention, ICL has performed a comprehensive review of its carbon balance, and plans to implement an automatic greenhouse gas reporting system, thereby enhancing its ability to quantify carbon emissions and to identify reduction opportunities.
In 2010, ICL submitted a comprehensive report to the CDP regarding the Company’s level of greenhouse gas emissions and its strategy for mitigating climate change. ICL received a score of 90 out of a possible 100 on the CDP disclosure index for the scope and quality of its reporting. Accordingly, ICL has been included in the exclusive Carbon Disclosure Leadership index. ICL is the only company in Israel that is in compliance with the high level of reporting requirements specified by the CDP.
ICL has identified a variety of opportunities for activities that will further improve its performance in the areas of climate change and greenhouse gases, especially by improving its production processes and the make-up of its products.