We understand the broad impacts associated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollutants, including implications for climate, concerns regarding the impact on public health and threats to ecosystems.
Emission reductions, however, can also signal improving overall operational efficiency at our manufacturing facilities, and we see our focus on emission reductions as a potential competitive advantage. We monitor our process emissions closely and work to minimize our respective impacts in support of maintaining compliance with our regulatory obligations and reducing our global environmental footprint. We also look to partner with our customers and others who share our goal of reducing emissions impacts across the value chain by providing products that can help lower their own emissions and significantly lower the impact of their products throughout the product life cycle.
By the end of 2020, we had realized 77% of our 2025 greenhouse gas emissions intensity goal. This was achieved through efforts to improve our process yields through technology, product and process equipment selection and feedstock selection. We implemented emissions control technology at several carbon black manufacturing facilities including Xingtai, China, and Franklin and Ville Platte, LA, USA to reduce NOX and SOX emissions.
Product Life Cycle
We initiated a cradle-to-gate life cycle analysis of our carbon black products that will allow us to focus our attention on key opportunities along our value chain to reduce our overall greenhouse gas footprint. Once this analysis is complete, we expect to be able to provide Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emission estimates and other environmental aspects for various carbon black product grades in 2021.