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Indorama Ventures becomes first chemical company TCFD supporter reinforcing sustainability in Thailand

July 15/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has become a Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Supporter, according to IVL's press release.

IVL is the first chemical company in Thailand and the second chemical company in Southeast Asia to become a TCFD supporter by volunteering to comply with TCFD recommendations and supporting their climate change agenda. Becoming an official Supporter cements the company's commitment towards and leadership in sustainability, embedding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in IVL's business operations.

The TCFD was created in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to develop consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies, banks, and investors when providing information to stakeholders. TCFD recommendations are globally recognized for climate-related risk management and disclosure from the perspective of financial institutions. IVL also conducts scenario analyses that adopt TCFD recommendations as guidelines for climate change strategy. These sensitivity analyses cover impacts on the company's productions, revenues and EBITDA.

Following the TCFD recommendations, IVL has applied the AQUEDUCT water risk atlas to forecast changes in future water stress and to identify sites that face the most significant risk of water demand and supply in the future. The results of these studies have been incorporated into the company's long-term adoption measures, which allow the management to make informed and lasting decisions for IVL's sustainability. Furthermore, transparent disclosures have enabled financial institutions, ESG funds, and investors to better access IVL's data, providing benefits such as having adequate information for investment decisions.

Dr. Deepak Parikh, Chief Strategy Officer at Indorama Ventures, said, "We are honored to be Thailand's first chemical company to become a TCFD Supporter as it is a leading global organization driving the climate change agenda. This reflects IVL's commitment to enhancing financial disclosures that improve business evaluation, create positive impact to sustainable investment and make economies more resilient and stable. The TCFD recommendations are recognized worldwide for risk management related to climate change and also a meaningful step in IVL's global sustainability."

As MRC reported earlier, in March 2020, Indorama Ventures Limited announced that the company decided to extend the pre-construction period of the purified terephthalic acid-polyethylene terephthalate (PTA-PET) plant in Corpus Christi, Texas through the end of 2020. Christi Polymers LLC (CCP), a joint venture among certain subsidiaries of Indorama Ventures Holding, Alpek and Far Eastern Investment (Holding) Limited was created to acquire and complete construction of an integrated PTA-PET plant in Corpus Christi. The completion of the project is expected to be in 2023.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, May estimated PET consumption in Russia amounted to 70,170 tonnes, which corresponds to the level of consumption last year (70,450 tonnes). In total for the period January - May of this year, the estimated PET consumption in the Russian Federation amounted to 304,310 tonnes of material. This is 3% lower than the same indicator in 2019.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, listed in Thailand, is one of the world's leading petrochemicals producers, a global manufacturing footprint with 59 sites in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The company's portfolio is comprises necessities and high value-added (HVA) categories of polymers, fibers, and packaging. Indorama Ventures has approx. 24,000 employees worldwide and consolidated revenue of USD 11.4 billion in 2019.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, packaging, Indorama Ventures PLC, Rossiya, USA, Thailand.
Category:General News
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