Sustainability for PCC BakkiSilicon is twofold. First, it’s to be able to operate for decades to come in a stable and consistent way, providing the customers with desired products, without compromising the possibilities of future generations to meet their needs. This involves taking measures to protect the biosphere in air, on land and in the ocean. Secondly, to operate in unity with and positively affect, the municipality of Húsavík and its residents. Sustainability will be integrated into daily practices and we aim to be resilient in ever changing environmental and social landscapes.
Close monitoring and strategic ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be held throughout the lifetime of the plant for example by use of renewable energy and biofuels. PCC BakkiSilicon further plans to take part in projects to offset emissions by reforestation and recovery of wetlands in Iceland.
Sustainable geothermal energy is used to power the plant and continuous improvement in energy use will be adhered.
PCC BakkiSilicon identifies its significant resource use, waste, emissions and the nearby community as a driving force for change in innovation and sustainable development within heavy industry. This is as a stimulating challenge and we aim to be a leader in Iceland regarding this.