Focus on energy
Tessenderlo Group's energy policy is characterized by constant efforts to cut energy consumption through energy-efficient production and the use of the 'Best Available Technology'. The group's efforts to minimise energy consumption are supported by a purposeful purchasing policy.
In view of the substantial amounts of energy used in production processes an active policy of energy saving is in place. Heat is recycled in a number of different processes, either directly through product integration or through the exchange of steam. At Tessenderlo Chemie Ham for example, the surplus steam is converted into electricity.
Energy and climate policy
In 2014, the largest sites of Tessenderlo Group in Flanders have signed the Energy Policy Agreement (EBO) with the regional government. In line with this agreement, internal and external experts performed an energy audit of the production plants in 2015 and presented a long list with possible energy saving projects. The most promising are being worked out, some projects are planned to be built between 2016 and 2018, some others need further study, also to be finished by 2018 at the latest.
The EBO-sites in Flanders will put in place an Energy Management System like the Global Standard ISO 50001, designed to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.