Haynes International is conscious of our environmental impact, and we are proactively working to lighten our carbon footprint. The ever-increasing demand for clean energy has led to the development of several emerging technologies that use high-temperature alloys. Our high-performance HASTELLOY® and HAYNES® alloys are used in traditional Power Generation, Aerospace, Chemical Processing, and several other emerging industries. Our alloys are also used in solar farms that generate clean energy and replace fossil fuels.
Haynes continues to build on the accomplishments through process development, investing in renewable energy sources, and investing in new technologies that are available. As we look to our future, it is critically important that we prioritize environmental sustainability. By making environmentally conscious decisions today, we can ensure that our planet is healthy and vibrant for years to come. At Haynes, protecting our planet and preserving natural resources are a priority. We are investing in renewable energy sources like solar, in order to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of climate change. We acknowledge it is essential for future generations of people and animals.
Haynes International has set its climate change goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions. As part of the roadmap for success, Haynes anticipates the need to evaluate future technology and process improvements. The impact and availability of future technologies are key to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. For Scope 1 and 2 emissions, an interim 5 year target is set for 18% energy intensity reduction of carbon emissions, measured through 2028 vs 2019 base year. That equates to an annual 2.5% energy intensity reduction.
Continuing to invest in renewable energy, our latest project is a 300kw roof-mounted solar farm. The newest installation is at Haynes Tubular Products facility, located in Arcadia, LA. The solar system is now offsetting their carbon emissions by 766,058 pounds annually.
• 766,058 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide
• 76 Cars Removed from Road
• 909,780 Miles Driven
• 41,034 Gallons of Gasoline
• 9,256 Trees Planted
• 33 Homes Powered
• 8,078 Light Bulbs Powered
Arcadia Solar Farm
This is a welcome addition to the to the 1MW solar system at our Wire facility in North Carolina. The 1MW solar system provides over 50% of the electricity needs for the facility and reduces the CO2 emissions by at least 1,469 tons annually. Haynes has been investing in energy reduction projects since fiscal year 2010. From then on Haynes has invested more than $4 million in energy conservation programs, and as a result, our company now saves approximately $1.5 million in energy costs per year and continues to reduce our need for nonrenewable energy sources.
As our business grows we must strive to find new ways to reduce waste, reuse materials where possible, and create sustainable practices within our company and communities. While all of our production mills have conservation efforts in place, our Kokomo operations are ISO 50001:2018 certified. In its energy conservation program, the specific targets in place for reducing electricity and natural gas consumption are:
- Target 1: Reduce electricity consumption per Throughput Pounds (TPP) by 4% vs. FY18 baseline.
- Actual result to date: 7.1% reduction.
- Target 2: Reduce natural gas consumption per Throughput Pounds (TPP) by 4% vs. FY18 baseline.
- Actual result to date: 9.1% reduction..
Listed below are the corporate wide utility consumption totals for the past three years:
|Electrical Usage (million kWh)
|Natural Gas Usage (million therms)
|Water Usage (million gallons)
|Normalized Energy Usage
|Natural Gas (therms/TPP)
We reported to the CDP our corporate Scope 1 and 2 data for 2021. Scope 1 GHG emissions were 53767 metric tons and Scope 2 GHG emissions were 55533 metric tons. In 2022 our Scope 1 GHG emissions were 60068 metric tons and Scope 2 GHG emissions were 57998 metric tons.
We have partnered with the Department of Energy through the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot Program. Over the next two years, we will be working with the DOE to set aggressive targets, demonstrate various pathways to reducing carbon, and share successful solutions. We look forward to sharing our experiences, successes, and challenges as we work towards our goal to achieve real-world carbon dioxide emission reductions in our facilities.
Haynes has made a commitment to reduce the amount of waste generated by its operations. Approximately 90% of our byproducts are either reused onsite or sent offsite for recycling/reclamation. We continue to focus on waste minimization, recycling and reducing the amount of waste being landfilled. Our current target is to reduce the amount of waste landfilled by 2% each year (normalized based on production throughput).
We maintain an environmental management system certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard, and ISO 45001:2017 standards at all of our domestic locations. Our facilities are subject to periodic inspection by various regulatory authorities. We are proud to report there have been zero reportable quantity spills corporate wide over the last 3 years.
Our facilities and operations are subject to various foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the environment, including those governing the discharge of pollutants into the environment and the storage, handling, use, treatment and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes. In the U.S., such laws include, without limitation, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Haynes recognizes the importance of understanding risks that operations and land development can take on natural resources and biodiversity. The company evaluates all new projects for environmental, health and safety impacts before approval. This is especially true for potential projects in critical habitats or other areas with high biodiversity value. The organization has management practices in place to identify and control environmental aspects and impacts.
We have received permits from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to close and provide post-closure environmental monitoring and care for certain areas of its Kokomo and Mountain Home, North Carolina facilities, respectively. We are required among other things to monitor groundwater and to continue post-closure maintenance of the former disposal areas at each site.