Titanium dioxide and inorganic chemicals company Tronox has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with South African independent power producer SOLA Group, whereby SOLA will power Tronox mines and smelters operations with 200 MW of solar power. The project is expected to commence by the fourth quarter of 2023.
“[The] Tronox renewable energy project with SOLA Group will reduce our global carbon emissions by about 13% compared with our 2019 baseline. This is yet another example of how Tronox is committed to being a leader when it comes to corporate sustainability and protection of the environment,” said Tronox Senior VP of external affairs and chief sustainability officer Melisa Zoner.
Over the last 18-months, Tronox has demonstrated its commitment to the environment through initiatives including incorporating the reduction of annual carbon emissions in its executive compensation plan; a detailed plan targeting 15% emissions reduction by the fourth quarter 2025; and full accordance with the Climate Related Financial Disclosure and Sustainability Accounting Standards Boards for 2021 Taskforces, noted Zoner.