How can methanol help create a more sustainable world?  

As society and industry commit to decarbonization, the world faces a dilemma: while demand for petrochemicals and global transportation of goods is growing, so are the pressures to reduce or eliminate the carbon footprint of these products and activities.

As the world’s largest producer of methanol we have the opportunity to actively participate in the transition to a low carbon economy. Methanol is a chemical building block for hundreds of products, many of which will help make our lives more sustainable, including energy-efficient buildings, electric cars, solar panels and wind turbines. Methanol is also a cleaner burning fuel that can be used to improve air quality compared to traditional fuels like diesel or coal, and it can also be made from renewable sources.

At Methanex we’re committed to delivering sustainable long-term solutions for our customers and the planet.

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Areas of Focus


Advancing Solutions for a Low-carbon Future
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Fostering Inclusion and Community Connection
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Protecting our People and the Environment
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Transporting Methanol Safely and Responsibly
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Working with Integrity
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Key Commitments

Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emission intensity from manufacturing by 10% by 2030 from 2019 levels.

Annually lower our recordable injury rates with the aspirational goal to achieve zero harm.

Develop a three-year Diversity and Inclusion roadmap in 2022 to be implemented across all global Methanex sites.

Complete a feasibility study for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) for our North American assets where it can materially reduce GHG emissions by up to 90%.

Invest $1 million in resources and capital in 2022 for technology research and feasibility studies of new conventional methanol plant design with lower emissions than existing technology.