Environmental Stewardship

Calgon Carbon's purification solutions, services and technologies provide a direct environmental benefit to the global community by helping customers:

  • Provide clean, safe drinking water
  • Convert wastewater to potable water
  • Remediate contaminated soils and water
  • Treat wastewater
  • Prevent the transportation of invasive species
  • Reduce mercury emissions in flue gas streams
  • Capture toxic air pollutants from industrial and remedial processes
  • Protect individuals from toxic gases

It is our mission to support the positive environmental impact of our customers.  In order to do this, we are obligated to responsibly manage our own environmental performance and impacts. We further solidify this mission with our commitment to safeguarding people and the environment, outlined in our corporate Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Policy.

While implementing a comprehensive environmental, health, safety and security management system, RC14001®, in our U.S operations, several of our Chemviron Carbon facilities and our Suzhou facility in China operate under similar, yet separate environmental management systems.   Each facility is responsible for attaining specific environmental objectives and targets.  A common focus, as a reflection of our commitment to the environment, includes objectives and targets for reducing energy consumption, water usage and waste generation.  Similar environmental objectives and targets were in development at the close of 2015 for our U.S. operations. 

Responsible and efficient management of our environmental performance is accomplished by monitoring our progress, tracking the impact of capital and facility projects and then identifying ways to improve and develop our processes.  In 2015, we continued to evaluate the material aspects on which we have significant impacts: waste, water, energy and emissions and materials.

Information regarding our performance and metrics relative to our core areas of waste, water, energy and emissions and materials provide further insight on our management approach and progress.