Metso Outotec is committed to the 1.5 °C journey in line with the Paris Agreement. We aim for a Planet Positive impact in everything we do, and our sustainable offering is one of the most essential focus areas. By innovating new and even better technologies for our Planet Positive portfolio, we help to create a more sustainable future.
Our Planet Positive offering has a central role in our sustainability agenda and 1.5 °C journey, since they represent the key means of improving the resource efficiency of our customers’ operations. Our long-term goal is to provide customers with products and services that are even more sustainable. We will continuously develop our offering, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing emissions, water efficiency, circular solutions and safety. Over 90% of our R&D projects in terms of spend are expected to have a target related to energy, emissions or water reduction.
As part of our handprint we annually measure the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by using Metso Outotec technologies compared to industry baselines or alternative technologies. Emissions of seventeen of Metso Outotec’s technologies were measured in 2020. Metso Outotec has long-term targets related to the environmental performance of its products and services with the aim of doubling the CO2 handprint by 2035 compared to 2019 baseline. In 2020, Metso Outotec’s CO2 handprint among the seventeen technologies, meaning the avoided emissions in our customers’ operations, was 8.2 million tonnes.