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SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE AGAINST OUR FOCUS AREAS
Resilience in a lower-carbon future
Importance to Sasol
*Excluding the South African Chemicals operations
We have developed emission reduction roadmaps for 2030 and 2050 to
progressively decarbonise our operations in South Africa, Eurasia and
the Americas. Our Energy and International Chemicals Businesses has
an ambition for Net Zero emissions by 2050. Sasol's FT technology is
agnostic to the type of feedstock. Today, our South African operations are
dominated by coal as a feedstock which results in our significantly high
emissions profile. To change this we are focusing on net zero feedstocks
like hydrogen, renewables and sustainable carbon at scale.
We are accelerating our transformational changes through partnerships,
technology and innovation aligned to our Purpose 'Innovating for a better
world'. We continue to advance our transparency and disclosure on our
decarbonisation journey using the TCFD framework. We advocate for
enabling climate change policy to advance a net zero future that supports
the intent of the Paris Agreement taking into account our national
• Increasing our renewable energy procurement drive from 600 to 1 200 MW by 2030 for the Secunda site.
• Set a 20% scope 3 category 11: use of energy products emissions reduction target by 2030, off a 2019
baseline for the Energy Business.
• Entered into strategic partnerships to be the catalyst for our green hydrogen aspiration for South Africa
• Setting up a FT Sustainable Solutions Business to drive Power to X applications for the green hydrogen
economy using our FT technology to produce sustainable liquids and chemicals.
• Continuing to take steps to understand and respond to current and projected future weather and climate
risk for our business and surrounding communities.
For further detail on our targets and associated emission reduction roadmaps refer to our Climate Change
Report CCR .
In this section:
Refer to Climate Change Report
To mitigate our emissions we are applying a three- pillar emission reduction framework. We will Reduce our
emissions, Transform our business and Shift our portfolio. Key mitigation actions include progressing large
scale renewables deployment, transition gas post 2030 and green hydrogen as our long-term net zero fuel.
We have set a 2030 target to reduce global emissions by 30%# and a 2050 Net Zero ambition from a 2017
baseline. Implementing our just transition approach to achieve Future Sasol:
Off a 2017 baseline and excluding Natref
• In 2020, during the period of lower production due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, we brought
forward our planned annual maintenance shutdown from September 2020 to May 2020. In addition,
we undertook a second shutdown on our plant, taking advantage of the reduced product demand. This
coupled with our emission reduction initiatives significantly reduced emissions in 2020. In 2021, as we
recovered from COVID-19, there was no need for a shutdown, allowing operations to continue for 12
consecutive months uninterrupted. As a result, our GHG emissions increased from 65 856 kilotons (kt)
CO2e (restated) in 2020 to 67 102 kt CO2e.
acknowledge the need to reduce our scope 3 emissions in pursuit of our Net Zero ambition by 2050
focused on our most material scope 3 emissions - use of energy product slate. These emission reductions
are directly tied to our delivery of a Future Sasol which produces sustainable fuels and chemicals. The
aforementioned, will over time, displace our fossil fuel product slate. We have set a medium-term target
to reduce our energy product slate scope 3 emissions by 20% by 2030.
• Through our energy efficiency drive, the Sasol Group has achieved a 22,75% improvement from 2005
until 2021, while our South African based Energy Operations achieved a 22,08% improvement against the
cumulative target of 21% from 2005 to 2021, towards a 30% energy efficiency improvement target by
2030. The improvement is mainly due to an increase in net production volumes and more efficient use of
Greenhouse gas emissions (kilotons – kt)
(kilotons – kt)
We have set a bold ambition to meet
Net Zero by 2050 to decarbonise for
sustainability. We have tripled our
2030 emission-reduction target for
our Energy and International Chemicals*
Businesses. In South Africa, we are
uniquely positioned to lead the energy
transition through leveraging our own
FT technology and expertise to deliver
sustainable fuels and chemicals.
What we are doing
• We have been a proponent of energy efficiency improvement from as early as 2005 and in 2018
committed to the international Energy Productivity 100 (EP100) initiative. Our energy efficiency roadmap
includes a substantial number of different initiatives covering operational improvements and capitalbased solutions.
Energy efficiency target
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South African energy
Energy efficiency improvement off the 2005 baseline