Air Liquide has announced plans to reduce the carbon intensity of its activities and work with customers towards a sustainable industry and contribute to the development of a low carbon society.

Through the company’s activities, including production, distribution and service, Air Liquide has committed to reducing its carbon intensity by 30% by 2025, based on its 2015 emissions levels.

The French industrial gas company aims to reach these goals by increasing its purchases of renewable electricity by nearly 70%, improving the energy efficiency of its production units, and reducing its carbon footprint of products through the optimisation of production and transportation by 10%.

Air Liquide has also announced plans to develop a low carbon society through developing biomethane for the industry and transportation, propose alternative solutions for refrigerated logistics, and promoting hydrogen. 

“Industry has a major role to play in meeting the challenge of climate change, by developing new technologies and new value chains for the low carbon transition,” said Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.

“At Air Liquide, we acknowledge our responsibility and have been working for many years on combining growth and respect for the environment thanks to our innovative technologies.”

“The objective announced today – of reducing our carbon intensity by 30% - is a strong commitment. We believe that it is necessary to move toward a low carbon society. Our development in biomethane and hydrogen reflects this conviction.”