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Chemours Receives Two Awards from U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program

The company was recognized for its outstanding accomplishments in energy efficiency and emissions reduction at the DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, was honored yesterday with two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Better Buildings, Better Plants Initiative, recognizing partners for outstanding accomplishments in energy efficiency and emissions reduction.

Chemours received the Better Practice Award, presented to partners for innovative and industry-leading accomplishments in implementing and promoting practices, principles, and procedures of energy management, for its corporate roadmap to addressing Scope 1 emissions by reducing fluorinated organic compound (FOC) process emissions. Chemours also received the Better Project Award, recognizing partners for outstanding achievements in implementing energy, water and waste projects at individual facilities, for boiler optimization at the Louisville Works site in Louisville, Kentucky. This project reduced Chemours greenhouse gas emissions by 1,200 metric tons of CO₂e per year.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Department of Energy for our hard work and incredible achievements reducing our Scope 1 emissions and improving our site energy efficiency,” said Dr. Amber Wellman, Chemours’ Chief Sustainability Officer. “When we announced our Corporate Responsibility Commitment goals in 2018, we made a commitment to ensuring our essential chemistries are made responsibly. This recognition shows we are doing just that, and we will continue to advance our commitments to meet the world’s demands for better, safer and more sustainable products.”

“Partners in the Better Plants Challenge are sharing their success and innovation to accelerate their energy efficiency. The Better Project and Better Practice awards highlight unique efforts to make meaningful headway in reducing energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Carolyn Snyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency at the U.S. Department of Energy.

As a partner of the Better Plants Challenge, Chemours has committed to 17% reduction in energy intensity at its U.S. sites, which supports our Corporate Responsibility Commitment Goals to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 absolute GHG emissions by 60% by 2030—putting the company on a path to reach net-zero operations by 2050.

The 2023 Better Project, Better Practice Awards winners were celebrated during the Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit held in Washington, D.C.

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,600 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 2,900 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.

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