Environmental

Performance Highlights

  • Koppers greenhouse gas emissions continue to improve year after year, as was seen in a reduction of 2017 greenhouse gas emissions of 8.2% compared to 2016, and an overall 47.8% reduction since 2012.
  • Koppers commitment to protecting the environment continues to focus on the occurrence of reportable releases, a metric used to provide a consistent measurement for cataloguing spills. This consistency and transparency supports Koppers desire to remain accountable, continuously improve our operations, and reduce our impact on the environment.

Performance Data



Environmental Measurements

Reportable Releases 2017 2016 2015 2014
North America 2 9 14 13
International 8 0 7 0
Total 10 9 21 13

 

Water Permit Limit
Exceedance Events
2017 2016
North America 2 4
International 4 3
Total 6 7

 

Greenhouse Gas
Emissions (MT CO2e)
2017 2016 2015 2014
North America 311,865 337,641 432,535 433,792
Europe 30,149 30,140 38,926 55,620
Australia/New Zealand 37,783 42,286 36,852 35,370
China 27,767 33,896 52,859 61,980
Total 407,564 443,963 561,172 586,762

 

Energy Consumption
(in gigajoules)
2017 2016 2015 2014
Direct (Primary) 3,641,860 3,795,424 4,242,103 4,505,862
Indirect (Purchased) 762,278 1,126,198 1,110,213 1,550,090
Total 4,404,138 4,921,622* 5,352,316 6,055,952

*Corrected data