ENGIE to help French auto supplier reduce global carbon emissions


Faurecia, a French-headquartered global automotive supplier, has selected ENGIE as a prefered partner for its carbon emissions reductions programmes.

ENGIE will help Faurecia to reach greenhouse gas emissions reductions for scopes 1 and 2 by 2025, by providing energy solutions and services that will be deployed by the auto supplier across more than 100 of its sites worldwide by mid-2022.

The first projects to be deployed as part of the partnership will include energy-saving equipment and solutions in Europe, China, Brazil and Mexico. The digital solutions are expected to help the company to reduce energy consumption on sites by 15% out of a reference of around 600GWh.

Catherine MacGregor, CEO of ENGIE, said: “I am impressed by the speed and the scale at which Faurecia has decided to decarbonize its operations. Through an innovative approach jointly built by ENGIE Impact (an ENGIE entity) and Faurecia sustainability experts, we are proud to support Faurecia in its global carbon neutrality transition.”

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Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, said: “Our sustainability roadmap and in particular, our CO2 neutrality objectives are the reflection of our strong convictions that we have a responsibility to make a positive contribution to society and the planet.”

Faurecia is also aiming to reduce by half its scope 3 emissions by 2030 and aims for full CO2 neutrality by 2050.

The announcement follows Faurecia’s partnership with Scheider Electric, announced in 2020, to accelerate CO2 neutrality in direct and indirect emissions (scopes 1 and 2).

In July 2021, the automotive company also selected KPMG as its advisor for onsite renewable electricity production.

Commenting on the deal, Rémi Daudin, Sustainable Transformation VP at Faurecia, said: “Producing renewable electricity on our sites is part of our efforts to meeting our 2025 objective to become CO2 neutral for our direct emissions. With global coverage and a capacity to produce a target of 100 MWp through solar panels installed in our facilities, we will be producing on-site as much as technically possible.”

Faurecia is also investing in the hydrogen sector to expand its presence in smart mobility. Over the past three years, the company has invested €160 million ($187.3 million) in R&D, manufacturing, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.