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Centre for Environmental Rights

Ten companies are responsible for 61% of South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions

The ten emitters assessed in Full Disclosure 5 emitted 324 MtCO2e in 2018. That’s more than 164 countries each emit in a year – including Spain, Qatar, and Bangladesh.1

Greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming with devastating physical effects for communities and businesses around the world. As the world transitions to a low-carbon economy, high emitters of greenhouse gases are at risk of higher taxes, increased cost of credit, and reputational damage.

Sasol’s plant in Secunda emits more greenhouse gases than every car, truck, bus, train, and plane in South Africa combined.2 To effectively manage our greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that we contain global warming, our country needs a concerted effort on the part of Sasol and the other large emitters to reduce their emissions quickly and strategically.

See how the Emitters compare