The Danish emulsifier/stabilizer manufacturer Palsgaard announces that the company has become the first industrial company to achieve CO2-neutrality at its Mexican plant, thereby ticking off yet another production site on its to-do-list for achieving its planned global zero-carbon footprint by the end of 2020. Palsgaard Mexico has been working actively to achieve its goal since 2012 when the company first began installing solar panels on the factory roofs. Today, the 400+ solar panels generate 95% of the electrical energy needed to run the factory. Other projects, such as piping insulation, calorific energy recovery from steam condensates, reduction of energy consumption through LED lamps and by using natural light via translucent ceiling sheets have also helped reduce the factory’s emissions. In 2016 the remaining CO2 emissions related to LPG Gas consumption and 5% of the electricity from non-renewable sources were compensated through the purchase of carbon off-sets through the provider MEXICO2. Deloitte has verified that Palsgaard Mexico thereby has achieved a zero-carbon footprint for 2016. In 2017, the company will continue working to diminish the CO2 emissions by improving the energy usage efficiency. As it is, Mexico has a national target of having a 35% clean energy supply by 2024, so Palsgaard Mexico has not only reached the national target, but even better reached 100% CO2 neutrality 8 years ahead of time.