Clariant is aware that the energy issue is one of the key challenges of today’s and future society and industry. Clariant highlights energy efficiency and savings as the most cost-effective and fastest way to reduce CO2 and other emissions and increase security of supply. With its energy efficiency program Clariant saves not only resources, but also money: year by year approximately CHF 6 Mio.
Clariant takes initiative to reduce environmental, safety and health risks in production, storage, distribution and usage of our products and the disposal of waste. This includes the efficient use of energy and resources and the continuous improvement of our processes to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment.
eWATCH is Clariant's global energy efficiency program and an integral part of the company’s corporate sustainability initiatives. The program aims to permanently optimize Clariant’s use of energies in every respect. eWATCH therefore is designed to cover three dimensions: the company’s operating system, as well as its employee and its management system.
eWATCH takes into account the design and setup of equipment and processes (static approach), and focuses also on the incorporation of the operating procedures and conditions (dynamic approach).
In addition, eWATCH consequently integrates the mindset, behavior and capabilities of Clariant’s employees in terms of energy consumption (employee dimension) and aims to ensure and sustain the corresponding business related objectives (management dimension). The comprehensive approach makes eWATCH an integrated and ongoing program to effectively and sustainably manage the company’s energy efficiency.
- Strategy/Energy Policy/Sustainability
- Image, Responsible Care
- Regulatory requirements and grants
- Transparency of energy consumption (e.g. consumption pyramid, Structese; Gap: Actual - Best demonstrated practice - Theory)
- Energy Management System (EMS/DIN 16001/EN 50001)
- Peak demand management
- Improvement targets
Process Equipment Design & Setup
- Production method/unit operations
- Utilities types/distribution network
- Equipment specification
Operating Procedures & Conditions
- Production procedures & parameters
- Maintenance, changeover, cleaning
- Production planning & scheduling considering energy demand
- Quality: Scrap and rework
- Availability: Consumption when line down
- Product: Energy requirement for different products
- Load: Loss due to speed out of optimum
- Variability: Consumption above optimal load curve
- Mindset & behaviors (e.g. Awareness workshops)
- Competencies and capabilities (e.g. Energy days, workshops, improvement methodology, knowledge sharing)
- CEIG (Clariant Energy Intelligence Guide)
- Leadership behavior