TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Sustainability Report 2018
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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - Sustainability Report 2018

CASE STUDY: BUYOUT

Seeking opportunities in fighting climate change
ITALMATCH
Global producer of specialty chemical additives


Headcount :
552

Turnover :
€400m


Main sites:
Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, UK, Brazil, US, China, Japan

Ardian Buyout invested in Italmatch, a specialty chemicals company making additives for lubricants, plastics, water and oils, in 2014. Initially, we worked together to set a group CSR policy and strategy, implement common environmental reporting and management systems, and conduct energy audits at all sites. Then in 2017 we supported Italmatch in a project to identify opportunities to create innovative products to respond to environmental change.

Climate change initiatives

In 2017, Ardian supported Italmatch to use the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosure framework to assess the company’s exposure to long-term risks from climate change and look for longterm opportunities. To take this work further, Italmatch created a threestrong Beyond Innovation team to evaluate the likely impact of six major environment-related trends and to assess their long-term impact.

28,000 t
of CO2 emissions avoided

i.e. 50%
of 2017 total direct emissions,
which represents
€3.9m
of energy cost savings

12%
cut in the amount of waste per
ton of raw materials consumed
between 2015 and 2017