With the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus certification of its production site in Baytown, Texas, Covestro is significantly increasing the reach of its product portfolio for the circular economy.
The Baytown site is the company’s largest operating facility in North and South America and its third-largest production site worldwide. This most recent achievement is significant, with all Covestro’s major sites now certified by the internationally recognized ISCC Plus standard.
In addition to Baytown, certified sites include Leverkusen, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen (Germany); Shanghai (China); Changhua (Taiwan); Map Ta Phut (Thailand); Antwerp (Belgium); and Filago (Italy).
“Thanks to this new milestone, Covestro will soon be able to serve even more customers around the world with an easily accessible, more sustainable product portfolio,” said Sucheta Govil, chief commercial officer of Covestro. “Customers in North America can now reduce their carbon footprint and Scope 3 emissions with drop-in, mass-balanced materials derived from recycled and bio-attributed products.”
The ISCC Plus certified products produced at Covestro’s Baytown facilities will include toluene diisocyanate (TDI) used in the production of flexible foam for the automotive and furniture industries.
The Pittsburgh-based foam industry supplier plans to begin supplying select ISCC PLUS-certified products from its Baytown facility in the second half of this year.