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Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do, every day.

Our work at Albemarle is critical for the clean energy revolution, clean transportation and the fight against climate change. At the same time, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint across our operations and in our supply chain.

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Committed to Building a More Resilient World

“Sustainability is a core part of Albemarle’s purpose, strategy and operating model.  Together with our customers, employees, investors, suppliers and business partners, we’re on a journey of business and sustainability excellence and we look forward to sharing our milestones with you.” 

- Kent Masters, Chairman and CEO

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Building a Sustainable Culture

As a global leader in transforming essential resources into critical ingredients, we know the importance of having a sustainable mindset embedded in our company. Every day we work to responsibly manage resources and materials – maximizing the benefits while minimizing the impact to the community, environment and planet. 

GHG TARGETS 2019-2030

Grow our Energy Storage business in a scope 1 + 2 carbon-intensity neutral manner.

Reduce scope 1 + 2 carbon intensity of Specialties by 35% by 2030 in alignment with science-based targets.


  • Status Energy Storage: On Track
  • Status Specialties: On track on an absolute basis; behind on an intensity basis.
WATER TARGET 2019-2030

Reduce the intensity of freshwater usage by 25% in Chile and Jordan.

Status: On Track


Reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by 90%.

Status: On Track

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Our Journey Towards Business and Sustainability Excellence

As part of our commitment to industry-leading sustainability and transparency, and to measure and recognize our ongoing efforts, we publish a yearly Sustainability Report that takes a comprehensive view across the organization.


Connecting Our Purpose and Values to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a UN Global Compact signatory, and in light of our commitment to the UNGC CEO Water Mandate, Albemarle has matched our purpose, core values and approach with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. 

The contributions we make to these nine sustainable development goals articulate our relevance to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Integrity Helpline

Albemarle maintains an Integrity Helpline for confidential reporting of matters related to its Code of Conduct. Reports can be submitted online, by mail, via email or through our global, toll-free phone number. Albemarle values integrity and is committed to the principles in the Code of Conduct.

Contact Us About Sustainability

We remain steadfast in our commitment to being an industry leader in sustainability and making steady progress against our goals and targets as a core pillar of our strategy. Contact us with questions or ideas of how to help advance our goals.