Latin America. With this important milestone, the company is expanding its sustainable efforts in one of Latin America's largest and most important markets.
Covestro takes another important step on its path to circularity, with ISCC PLUS certification in Brazil for sales of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and toluylene diisocyanate (TDI) with biocircular and biocircular attributions.
Such an achievement is clear proof of the company's commitment to circularity, leading the transition within the different segments served by Covestro not only in Brazil, but also in important countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica, among others.
"This is an extremely important step for us, as it makes tangible the transformation towards the circular economy, supporting our customers in achieving their sustainability goals and accelerating the substitution of fossil raw materials," said the managing director of Covestro Brazil, Andreas Stumpf.
ISCC PLUS certification contributes to more sustainable production processes and markets, increasingly encouraging the participation of supply chain entities.
At the local level, certification can make industrial relations fairer, processes more efficient and promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil resources, while expanding the possibilities for the international market, mainly the European one.
"Covestro's Brazilian certification project shows that it is possible to contribute to more sustainable production even in complex production chains with materials from different origins and destinations. It is another important step in the promotion of genuinely sustainable production chains," said Felipe Bottini, founding partner of Green Domus, a certification body recognized by ISCC in Brazil.
The ISCC PLUS certification enables Covestro to supply attributed MDI and TDI, attributable to bio-based and biocircular feedstocks, to a variety of industries, e.g. for composites, flexible foams for mattresses and rigid foams for refrigerators, thus expanding Covestro's capacity to supply more sustainable raw materials, which has a direct impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
"For us, it is of utmost importance to be at the side of our customers and increase their awareness about climate neutrality. Now, with these products, we can effectively contribute to their sustainability and carbon footprint reduction goals," said André Borba, marketing and sales manager for the Performance Materials segment in the Latin America region.
To reflect this commitment and make it even clearer how these products support its circular vision as well as customers' path to sustainability, Covestro created a distinctive brand for products that drive circularity.
Products bearing the suffix CQ are currently manufactured using partially alternative feedstocks, such as feedstocks from waste, biomass or renewable energy. These material solutions can be implemented through segregated or mass balanced chains of custody.