Bondalti announces Climate Transition Program
Bondalti presented today its Climate Transition Program, a comprehensive contribution to a more sustainable economy by 2030.
The announcement was made by João de Mello, chairman of the company's Board of Directors, in a communication during the conference “Chemistry for Life”, held by the Amélia de Mello Foundation, within the scope of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alfredo da Silva, founder of CUF.
In his communication “The Challenges of Bondalti's Climate Transition”, João de Mello explained that Bondalti is mobilized for the implementation of a plan in two major strategic vectors: the decarbonization of its own processes and along the value chain, as well as the quest for new generation products that will generate a more sustainable future for the whole society.
“Bondalti took on the challenge of transformation and wants to contribute to the long-term strategy defined by the EU, for an economy with a neutral impact on climate”, said the cairman of the Board of Directors of Bondalti.
Bondalti will maximize the use of energy and more sustainable raw materials, as well as potentiate the principles of circularity, while binding to minimize the carbon intensity and energy of operations and logistics, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality in 2030. Water efficiency is another pillar of the program announced today, in the context of which Bondalti will increase the rate of water reuse in operations from 21% to 30%.
The “Chemistry for Life” conference, promoted by the Amélia de Mello Foundation, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Aveiro, the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and APQuímica, brought together industry representatives at European level and renowned national scientists, to address the key role of Chemistry in key areas for our future.
In addition to representatives of the four promoting entities and Bondalti, the speakers included representatives from Hovione, CEFIC, Sociedade Portuguesa de Química and Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The session was closed by João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Climate Action.