At Albemarle, we incorporate sustainability into everything that we do.

From engaging with our communities, to managing natural resources, to building stakeholder value – 
we are committed to sustainability and to doing our part to make the world a better place, today and tomorrow.

Sustainability Targets

  • Occupational Safety
    Achieving top decile occupational safety performance in 2022, relative to our American Chemistry Council (ACC) peers.
  • zero carbon emissions - green trees
    Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Clear skies from less carbon
    Reducing the carbon-intensity of our Catalysts and Bromine businesses by a combined 35% by 2030, in line with science-based targets.
  • Sustainable Revenue
    Growing our Lithium business in a carbon-intensity neutral manner through 2030.
  • water
    Reducing the intensity of freshwater usage by 25% by 2030 in areas of high and extremely high water-stress as defined by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
  • Increase global gender diversity by a further 1% year-over-year with a particular focus on manufacturing
  • Increase U.S. racial diversity in senior-level management roles by 1% year-over-year
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Explore our Sustainability Reporting

Advancing sustainability is a key pillar in our corporate strategy. Learn more about the actions and steps we’ve taken to deepen our commitment to this important work.

2022 Sustainability Report

Historical Reports

IRMA 50 rating: Salar de Atacama

Albemarle achieved an IRMA 50 level of performance in an independent third-party assessment of its lithium brine extraction and concentration site in the Salar de Atacama, using the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA) comprehensive mining standard. Read the full reports:

Irma 50: Salar de Atacama Plant (English)

Irma 50: Salar de Atacama Plant (Espanol)


As a UN Global Compact signatory, Albemarle has matched our purposecore values and sustainable 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 world agenda 2030.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health & Well-being

We value the safety and well-being of our employees, contractors, suppliers, business partners, and community members.

Albemarle has a robust set of safety standards, policies, and procedures at both the corporate and site level.  We also have various programs in place to recognize and mitigate hazards (our SCAN program), our employees receive regular training in life-saving rules and we have a Special Event Management Plan. We monitor and report our safety performance and the results are part of the Annual Incentive Program for named executive officers and most of our global employees.

We continuously work toward zero injuries, process safety incidents, and environmental releases. By keeping our operations safe and minimizing emissions we also contribute to the well-being of communities around our sites.

Sustainability Governance

Sustainability Contacts

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