CARBIOS publishes its second sustainability report and confirms its ambitions to accelerate the circular economy for plastic
Clermont-Ferrand (France), 21 December 2023 (18:00 CET). CARBIOS, (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a pioneer in the development and industrialization of biological technologies to reinvent the life cycle of plastic and textiles, publishes its second Sustainability Report with 2022 as the reference year. Like the first, this report is not subject to any publication obligation for the company, confirms CARBIOS’ commitment and desire for transparency in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Going beyond the industrial development of its innovative technologies, the company shares its progress and ambitions for the future.
In 2022, several objectives were achieved:
- Increase of the number of independent directors on the Board of Directors,
- Completion of the first carbon footprint report to sustainably reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
- Consolidation of the life cycle analysis (LCA) of the PET enzymatic depolymerization process,
- Continuation of employee training in safety and environmental issues.
These initiatives help to lay the foundations for CARBIOS’ CSR approach, which is a key strategic pillar on the same level as R&D and industrial and commercial development.
Emmanuel Ladent, CEO of CARBIOS: “Being a player in sustainable development should not be limited to offering technological solutions with low environmental impact, however innovative they may be. The way we see our role as a sustainable development player must apply to all our activities: we want and must be exemplary in terms of environmental, social and governance practices, business ethics and the involvement of all our stakeholders. We see this as CARBIOS’ responsibility.”
In October 2023, CARBIOS appointed Bénédicte Garbil as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability: “In 2022, CARBIOS strengthened its governance, building a solid foundation for our continued growth and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This strategic development demonstrates our commitment to operational excellence and transparency. We have integrated the principles of sustainability, ethics and environmental responsibility at the heart of our governance, putting CSR at the forefront of our actions.”
The full report is available on the CARBIOS website: click here
CARBIOS is a biotech company developing and industrializing biological solutions to reinvent the life cycle of plastic and textiles. Inspired by nature, CARBIOS develops enzyme-based processes to break down plastic with a mission to avoid plastic and textile pollution, and accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Its two disruptive technologies for the biorecycling of PET and the biodegradation of PLA are reaching industrial and commercial scale. Its biorecycling demonstration plant has been operational since 2021 and a first industrial plant, in partnership with Indorama Ventures, is due to be commissioned in 2025. CARBIOS has received scientific recognition, notably with the cover of Nature, and is supported by prestigious brands in the cosmetics, Food & Beverage and apparel industries to enhance their products’ recyclability and circularity. Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe are members of a packaging consortium founded by CARBIOS and L’Oréal. On, Patagonia, PUMA, PVH Corp. and Salomon collaborate with CARBIOS in a textile consortium.
Visit www.carbios.com/en to find out more about biotechnology powering plastic and textile circularity.
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Information on CARBIOS shares:
ISIN Code FR0011648716
Ticker Code Euronext Growth: ALCRB
CARBIOS, founded in 2011 by Truffle Capital, is eligible for the PEA-PME, a government program allowing French residents investing in SMEs to benefit from income tax rebates.
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Disclaimer on forward-looking statements and risk factors:
This press release contains forward-looking statements, not historical data, and should not be construed as a guarantee that the facts and data stated will occur. These forward-looking statements are based on data, assumptions and estimates considered reasonable by CARBIOS. CARBIOS operates in a competitive and rapidly evolving environment. It is therefore not in a position to anticipate all risks, uncertainties or other factors that may affect its business, their potential impact on its business or the extent to which the materialization of a risk or combination of risks could lead to results that differ significantly from those mentioned in any forward-looking statement. CARBIOS draws your attention to the fact that forward-looking statements are in no way a guarantee of its future performance and that its actual financial position, results and cash flows and the development of the sector in which CARBIOS operates may differ significantly from those proposed or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, even if CARBIOS’ financial position, results, cash flows and developments in the industry in which it operates are consistent with the forward-looking information contained in this document, such results or developments may not be a reliable indication of CARBIOS’ future results or developments. Readers are advised to carefully consider the risk factors described in the Universal registration document filed with the French Market Authority (“AMF”), as well as in the half-year financial report available free of charge on the Company’s website. Should all or any part of these risk factors materialize or others, in no case whatsoever will CARBIOS be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction with the information and/or statements in this press release or for any related damages. This information is given only as of the date of this press release. CARBIOS makes no commitment to publish updates to this information or on the assumptions on which it is based, except in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation applicable to it.
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