HAMBURG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 27, 2022–

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd. (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL), has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for its three largest manufacturing plants in Europe.

The company’s facilities in Marl and Brunsbüttel, Germany, and Augusta, Italy, have achieved ISCC-PLUS certification for the use of mass-balanced bio-based and recycled raw materials in the production of alcohols, ethoxylates , linear alkylbenzenes and derivatives – key building blocks in a wide range of consumer and industrial products.

“This is an important step in our sustainability journey and a key enabler in our goal of reducing CO2 emissions,” said Jens Straatmann, senior vice president of Eurasia Chemicals. “Our customers are increasingly demanding products made from sustainable raw materials. Now they can be sure that Sasol’s high-performance products meet international standards for sourcing and including circular and renewable raw materials. »

ISCC is a certification system that offers solutions for the implementation and certification of sustainable, deforestation-free and traceable supply chains of agricultural and forestry raw materials, waste and residues, non-bio renewable energies and recycled carbon materials and fuels.

Sasol Chemicals’ German facilities use mass-balanced bioethylene, made from biomass and vegetable waste, as well as recycled ethylene. Its Augusta plant uses balanced mass biobenzene, recycled benzene and biorecycled benzene. These sustainable products are mixed with traditional raw materials in a process called mass balancing, a major step in the transition to a fully sustainable economy. Using the mass balance approach, Sasol Chemicals tracks the flow of materials throughout its value chain to ensure its end products are ISCC compliant.

“The use of mass balancing is critical today as it allows us to incorporate sustainable materials while meeting global chemical demand,” said Shelley Grahmann, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and human capital. “The current availability of bio and recycled materials is limited, but as their supply increases, we can increase their use and further reduce our dependence on fossil fuel-based raw materials.”

To achieve the ISCC-PLUS designation, facilities underwent independent third-party audits to ensure compliance with high requirements for ecological and social sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions savings and traceability throughout. along the supply chain.

Sasol Chemicals is targeting a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It is also focused on reducing Scope 3 emissions through collaboration with customers, suppliers and industrial alliances to develop sustainable and circular solutions. These objectives are part of the commitment of the parent company Sasol Ltd. to net zero by 2050.

About Sasol Chemicals

Sasol Chemicals is a solutions provider focused on sustainability, circularity and specialties. It fulfills its goal of “Innovating for a Better World” by offering a broad, cutting-edge portfolio of specialty and commodity chemicals for a wide range of applications and industries.

Our solutions are used by more than 7,500 customers, in 120 countries, in countless products that improve the quality of life for people around the world. They also provide the building blocks for a sustainable future by helping to reduce energy consumption, waste and packaging, and providing solutions to the renewable energy industry.

Sasol Chemicals is a business of Sasol Limited, a leading chemicals and energy company, focused on creating sustainable value for our stakeholders. For more information, visit the Sasol Chemicals website.

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CONTACT: Worldwide:

Russell Johnson

Head of Global Business Affairs

Sasol Chemicals

[email protected] Germany:

Sunna Schulz

Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs

Eurasia Chemistry

[email protected]

KEYWORD: GERMANY EUROPE ITALY MIDDLE EAST

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CHEMICAL/PLASTIC MANUFACTURING

SOURCE: Sasol Chemicals

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