Messer looks to ‘shape ecosystems’ says new sustainability report


Family-run industrial gas major Messer has published its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining its focus on using industrial gases and digitalisation to achieve climate goals, in addition to promoting gender parity within the company.

Harnessing the opportunities offered by digitalisation, Messer continues to minimise its carbon footprint by using technology such as fine-tuned control systems to handle energy consumption in its air separation units (ASUs). 

Although increasing its focus on reducing emissions, electricity shortages in Asia and a growth in sales saw the company’s CO2 emissions intensity stabilise at around 1.5 metric tonnes of CO2e (CO2-equivalent emissions) per €1,000 of sales revenue in 2021. 

Having already adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals back in 2019, Messer has this year begun measuring the indirect CO2 emissions of its production plants (Scope 2). 

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