Things that previously seemed to be out of reach – international environmental cooperation and reliable, affordable, clean energy – are now possible. To limit average global temperature rises to 1.5°C, the world needs to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Lithium battery technology and energy storage enables this sustainable transformation.
Energy storage is the missing link in the renewable energy ecosystem. The challenge with renewable energy is that it comes from intermittent sources. Solar power is harnessed when the sun shines, and wind power when the wind blows – not necessarily when there is a peak in energy demand.
By storing energy when it is abundant, price-competitive, and sustainable, our customers can take the necessary steps to reduce use of fossil fuels and save money at the same time.
We are enabling endless energy.
Polarium enables customers to replace harmful lead-acid batteries and fossil fuels. Our most important contribution to a sustainable future is helping decrease our customers’ carbon footprint with our lithium-powered energy storage solutions.
We work with a lifecycle approach to our product portfolio, meaning that we continuously assess our environmental impacts at a product level. This helps us detect and reduce any potential harm to the planet. We know that our products have more to offer, even at their end of their service lives - which is why we make them fully recyclable.
All Polarium’s solutions and products are made to have an extraordinarily long lifetime and designed to stand the test of time. The energy turn-around losses from our batteries are only a few percentage points, which is superior to other lithium batteries, (normally up to 5%), and lead-acid batteries, (normally up to 30%).
We set industry standards by providing energy efficient and recyclable products.
Global carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 to limit global warming and stay within a 1.5°C climate change scenario. At Polarium, we act strategically to stay within that threshold. For that reason, each year we quantify our emissions in accordance with the GHG Protocol and work to develop ambitious reduction targets.
Throughout 2020, we have tracked and measured all our emissions, to have reliable and structured data as the baseline for future environmental work and improvements. We have extensive expertise of how to reduce our environmental footprint and grow our business at the same time.
We strive to halve our direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2) by 2030, as defined by the GHG Protocol. To reach this target, we will improve our sustainability policies and set several strategies during 2021.
We move forward by setting the path to have carbon neutral direct emissions by 2030, with a clear understanding of our environmental impact and a strong baseline of key metrics. In order to reach this, we focus on the following areas:
Emissions produced per MWh generated
We plan to implement a carbon intensity key performance indicator that will help us link and track the amount of emissions produced per MWh generated on a quarterly basis. The outcome of this analysis will help us assess continuous improvement strategies towards an even cleaner product portfolio.
In the past few years, our factory in Guadalajara, Mexico, has produced energy storage solutions that are now installed in more than 50 countries. As a pillar for our international expansion, Mexico’s site will be a crucial part of a structured strategy plan towards carbon neutrality from scope 1 and 2 emissions, starting in 2021.
Vietnam – coming soon
In April 2021, we plan to start production at our second manufacturing site located in Vietnam. During Q3 2021, we will estimate the expected greenhouse gas emissions from the site and set environmental targets towards carbon neutral direct emissions by 2030.
We will introduce a new carbon disclosure key performance indicator that will help us understand how transparent our suppliers are when it comes to their own emissions. This key performance indicator that will support our decision-making and strategies, as well as closer collaborations with sustainable suppliers.
Supply chain emissions
We measure our emissions from purchased goods and services, to ensure a sustainable value chain with mindful suppliers, products and services.
We recognize the importance of our value chain carbon footprint (Scope 3) and will therefore work on a methodology to quantify the GHG emissions from our purchased goods during 2021.
Lifecycle thinking is an important part of Polarium’s identity. We will incorporate more lifecycle analyses (LCA) at product level, so our customers will know the full benefits of our technologies. Through collaborations and partnerships with key players in the battery industry, as well as with prestigious educational institutions, we will keep closing the loop of our products’ lifecycles.
Polarium is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We incorporate the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into our strategies, policies and procedures, as well as establish a culture of integrity.Go to UN
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|Environmental policy||All personnel at Polarium work to ensure long-term sustainable development and engagement in active goal-oriented work to reduce our own as well as our customers environmental impact.||Download ↓|
|Supplier code of conduct||Great collaborations between coworkers, customers, suppliers and investors can only succeed with trusting relationships. A strong code of ethical and professional conduct is the foundation for Polarium.||Download ↓|
|Integrated management system policy||Quality and trust are prioritized at Polarium. We care for our coworkers’ and customers’ health and safety as well as the global climate. Our process and products are safe in every step of the way and we aim for a world with endless energy.||Download ↓|
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