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A NET ZERO AMBITION
Future Sasol: Enabling activities (CONTINUED)
Progress on our approach
• transparency; and
2. Developing interventions
Crude oil sourcing was investigated for reducing
emissions in Category 1: Purchased goods and services.
Oil fields differ in carbon intensity and offer potential
optimisation opportunities depending on the oil source.
Normal practice aims to source crude oil for diesel yield
and not carbon intensity. Our investigation concluded
that despite being able to source a lower intensity crude
oil blend, process limitations at the Natref refinery
prevented it's use.
A further investigation is ongoing to determine
the feasibility of reducing crude oil transportation
emissions, which we will report on next year. Sasol
continues to engage with our service providers to
identify promising interventions for implementation.
Shifting from road to rail also presents opportunities
to reduce scope 3 emissions from Category 4 and 9:
Upstream and downstream transportation, respectively.
This interventions' reduction potential is still under
evaluation. Engagements continue with customers for
Asset and product optimisation is being pursued
to meet our scope 3 absolute target set for Category
11: Use of sold energy products. Customer needs and
market analyses are being used to responsibly scale
back coal exports and transition to sustainable fuels.
Reductions in our fossil fuel product volumes over time
will result in absolute scope 3 emission reductions to
be effected post 2026. The main value chains being
optimised are coal, gas, oil and liquid fuels.
llow us to ultimately identify and prioritise
emission-reduction opportunities within
our value chain.
3. Shifting portfolio towards lower-carbon
feedstocks and products
ISCC Plus certification of our production site
in Marl, Germany
Sasol's scope 3 accounting approach and principles
Reporting of only 9
out of 15 categories
on CDP, with
framework in place
Attempt over time
to report on all
Assess Category 12:
of chemical products.
Evaluation of equity
process in place
Increased the level
of reporting in our
Report, with higher
customers through the
4. Partnerships – Collaborating with our customers to reduce our scope 3 emissions
Partnerships are critically important to create awareness of scope 3 emission reductions in the value chain and enables deeper
reductions over time. In a similar way to how we are collaborating to reduce scope 1 and 2 emission reductions, Sasol is developing
partnerships with key customers and suppliers to reduce scope 3 emissions. These partnerships will be announced once concluded.
We are finalising an ISCC Plus certification for the
introduction of bio-based ethylene into our operations
in Marl, Germany. This certification will allow us to
be recognised for sustainable feedstock use and
offers confidence to customers that our chemical
products meet sustainability requirements. Bio-based
ethylene reduces emissions in Category 1: Purchased
goods and services and is a key component of our
Future Sasol strategy. This represents a small step
towards producing sustainable chemicals. Further
communications related to this project will be
announced in due course.
Sasol is progressing various PtX ventures, both green
and brownfields opportunities. These new ventures
aim to produce over time low-carbon and sustainable
fuels and chemicals. As these businesses grow, our
product slate will also grow, allowing us to pull back on
our fossil fuel products, in line with market demand.
This will ultimately lead to reductions in Category 1:
Purchased goods and services, Category 11: Use of
sold energy products and Category 10: Processing of
sold products. The combination of reducing absolute
emissions and transforming the business model will
allow Sasol to achieve our Net Zero ambition for scope
3 (Category 11) by 2050 for the Energy Business.
Largely focused on boundaries and methods
Energy product slate
not well documented
We developed an enhanced approach to
estimating, communicating and tracking scope
Sasol's scope 3 emissions accounting and
3 emissions in our value chain to help us set
reporting is less mature than our scope 1 and 2. a target and undertake appropriate decisionHowever, our approach is maturing year on year. making. This year we updated Category 1, 3, 4,
5, 7, 9, 13, and 14 based on better information.
Sasol uses the GHG Protocol Corporate Value
We also started newly reporting on Category 8,
Chain Accounting and Reporting Standard
9 and 15.
(Scope 3 Standard) and the United Kingdom
Department for Environment, Food and Rural
Our full work programme spanning the next
Affairs (DEFRA) approaches for calculating our
3 - 5 years includes activities to:
scope 3 emissions.
(1) i ncrease the quality of the data and reduce the
We adhere to the protocols five principles to
level of uncertainty in the emissions we report;
ensure our inventory meets best practice:
llow tracking of performance over time
such that the effects of emission-reduction
activities are captured; and
1. Improving our baseline accuracy
Sasol Climate Change Report 2021