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Elkem and Environmental Foundation Zero Enter Partnership

Elkem, a global provider of advanced silicon-based materials, which are critical for energy efficient products, including electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines, already reports to be more than 80% powered by renewable energy and holds a CDP rating of A- on climate. 

Moving forward, the company aims for net-zero fossil emissions by 2050. Its climate strategy focuses on further reducing CO2 emissions, growing supplies of advanced materials toward the green transition, enabling a transition to a more circular economy, and collaborating with the environmental foundation Zero. 

Zero is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes practical solutions to the climate crisis. Zero has an analytical and knowledge-based approach, and gains knowledge through continuous cooperation with external actors across business sectors, research, policy, and organizational networks. 

"We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Zero," said Helge Aasen, CEO of Elkem. "Elkem aims to be part of the solution to combat climate change â?? and to be one of the winners in the green transition. By combining our expertise and resources, we can accelerate the development and adoption of innovative solutions that contribute to reducing our emissions towards net zero while further growing our supplies to the transition."

â??We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Elkem. In order to achieve our climate goals, it is crucial for companies like Elkem to take the lead in developing technology and solutions that reduce emissions. There is an urgent need to implement measures that contribute to realizing emissions reductions in Norway, while also strengthening the competitiveness of the future green industry,â? said Sigrun Gjerlà¸w Aasland, managing director of Zero.

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Publication date: 11/06/2023

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