Sasol set to disclose plans to reduce environmental impact


Sasol, one of South Africa’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, has announced that its long-term strategy to reduce its impact on the environment will be released in November next year.

Having already pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10% by 2030, the company plans to use more natural gas, rather than coal, in its operations, as well as green hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources.

The greenhouse giant has come under scrutiny from environmental activists and investors to improve its performance on climate matters.

The United States, Brazil and Japan are amongst the largest emitters in the world. 

According to a report by the UN Environment Programme, the Emissions Gap Report, greenhouse gases surged to a record level last year.

The UN warned that temperatures could rise by more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done.

Sasol’s announcement comes as talks are due to be held in Madrid next week with the aim of urging world leaders to limit climate change.

The United States, Brazil and Japan are amongst the largest emitters in the world. – Zoë van Rooyen


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