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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

We acknowledge and accept our responsibility to manage our operations to minimize the generation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the associated impacts on climate change, public health and the environment. Our concerns for these potential impacts will drive our plans and activities to reduce our emissions to sustainable levels. We also consider GHG emission reductions a sign of improved operational efficiency at our manufacturing facilities and a potential business advantage. We diligently monitor our processes in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and work to minimize our global environmental footprint.

Between 2017 and 2019, Materion facilities reduced GHG emissions by over 300 metric tons (MT) of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (CO2e) per year through the installation of new equipment and improvements in processes and procedures. 2019 is the first year for which a comprehensive, companywide GHG emission assessment was conducted. The results of this assessment will be used to focus our planning and implementation to those operations and activities that provide the greatest potential for reductions in GHG emissions. The 2019 companywide GHG Emission data is provided in the following table.

 

ENERGY

Many of our manufacturing processes are heavily dependent on energy and we understand that improved energy efficiency and reduced usage provides economic as well as environmental benefits such as reduced GHG emissions. We are committed to investigating and implementing approaches to reduce our overall energy intensity. This will include evaluating modernization of equipment, improved process technologies, and other innovative methods to achieve efficiency improvements and reduced costs.

Between 2017 and 2019, Materion facilities reduced energy usage by over 1,800 gigajoules (GJ) per year through the installation of new equipment and improvements in processes and procedures. 2019 is the first year for which a comprehensive, companywide energy assessment was conducted. The results of this assessment will be used to focus our planning and implementation to those operations and activities that provide the greatest potential for energy reductions and/or optimization. The 2019 companywide Energy Use data is provided in the following table.