Alfa Laval joins the ‘1.5° C Business Playbook’ initiative

Source: press release, 18 May 2020

photo: Alfa Laval
photo: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval – global provider of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions – has joined the “1.5° C Business Playbook”, a spin-off from the “Exponential Roadmap” initiative. The playbook is a guide for climate strategy and action, and it aims to transform the economy by shifting business focus to zero-carbon solutions. Being a supporting partner to this initiative is in line with Alfa Laval’s ambition to become carbon neutral within the next 10 years.

The “1.5° C Business Playbook” initiative was launched January 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. It provides tools for companies and organisation that want to align with the 1.5° C ambition to halve emissions at least every 10 years. Alfa Laval will use the playbook in its own strategy work, and when supporting suppliers, customers and partners in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

“If we agree that the world needs to shift to a carbon-neutral economy, then we must do our part in the value chain,” says Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval. “In Alfa Laval, we have the ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. Reaching this goal will require partnerships. Therefore, we are pleased to support this initiative which is based on the latest science and focuses on simplicity and speed.”

Alfa Laval aims to reduce its impact on the environment. There are long-term goals in place to support this effort, among them reductions of energy and water consumption as well as carbon emissions. So far there has been good progress in several areas. For example, managing a reduction in energy consumption, despite large production increases. Also, today, more than 70% of the electricity used comes from renewable sources. Alfa Laval will continue its efforts to reduce emissions in its own value chain. It will also continue to support its customers’ sustainability efforts, for example to reduce their water and energy consumption through a broad offering of sustainable solutions.