The Chemicals Exec Looking To Decarbonize — And Rebuild Trust

Oct 18, 2023 8:15 AM ET
Amber Wellman
Amber Wellman is working to decarbonize Chemours. Image courtesy of Politico.

Originally published by Politico

Amber Wellman is leading Chemours through a new phase in the global chemistry giant’s decarbonization and sustainability journey. Wellman started as chief sustainability officer in April and rolled out the company’s sixth sustainability report last month. Chemours is reporting a 30 percent decline in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2018 — halfway to its 2030 goal.

Beyond the raw numbers, the company has some reputation to win back, too. DuPont spun off its performance chemicals division in 2015 to create Chemours, and both are tied up in courts over legacy “forever chemicals” contamination.

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