PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) today published its inaugural Sustainability Report as an independent company. As an enabler of the global shift to cleaner energy, sustainability is central to Livent's mission and reflected in the company's core values. The report includes a comprehensive review of the company's strategy and performance in key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus areas.
Paul Graves, president and chief executive officer of Livent, commented: "As an independent company, we understand the importance to our various stakeholders of establishing an ESG strategy unique to Livent's position as one of the leading lithium chemicals producers in the world. Our ESG efforts to date have established a strong foundation to promote sustainability in all aspects of our business. I am proud to highlight that we have exceeded or nearly reached our 20 percent reduction targets for GHG emissions, energy, water and waste intensities—five years ahead of schedule. We look forward to setting new goals in 2020 and encourage our stakeholders to read our 2019 Sustainability Report, which showcases our past achievements and reaffirms our commitment to sustainability and transparency."
The full report can be found in the Sustainability section of livent.com.
About Livent For more than six decades, Livent has partnered with its customers to safely and sustainably use lithium to power the world. Livent is one of only a small number of companies with the capability, reputation, and know-how to produce high-quality finished lithium compounds that are helping meet the growing demand for lithium. The company has one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry, powering demand for green energy, modern mobility, the mobile economy, and specialized innovations, including light alloys and lubricants. Livent employs approximately 800 people throughout the world and operates manufacturing sites in the United States, England, India, China and Argentina. For more information, visit Livent.com.
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There are important factors that could cause Livent's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Currently, one of the most significant factors is the potential adverse effect of the current coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic on the financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance of the company, which is substantially influenced by the potential adverse effect of the pandemic on Livent's customers and suppliers and the global economy and financial markets. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts us will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, and the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, among others. Additional factors that could cause Livent's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements include a decline in the growth in demand for electric vehicles; volatility in the price for performance lithium compounds; adverse global economic conditions; competition; quarterly and annual fluctuations of our operating results; risks relating to Livent's planned production expansion and related capital expenditures, including any temporary suspension of our expansion efforts; the potential development and adoption of battery technologies that do not rely on performance lithium compounds as an input; liquidity and access to credit; reduced customer demand, or delays in growth of customer demand, for higher performance lithium compounds, the potential development and adoption of battery technologies that do not rely on performance lithium compounds as an input; the success of Livent's research and development efforts; risks inherent in international operations and sales, including political, financial and operational risks specific to Argentina, China and other countries where Livent has active operations; customer concentration and the possible loss of, or significant reduction in orders from, large customers; failure to satisfy customer quality standards; fluctuations in the price of energy and certain raw materials; employee attraction and retention; union relations; cybersecurity breaches; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the lack of proven reserves; legal and regulatory proceedings; including any shareholder lawsuits; compliance with environmental, health and safety laws; changes in tax laws; risks related to our separation from FMC Corporation; risks related to ownership of our common stock, including price fluctuations and lack of dividends; as well as the other factors described under the caption entitled "Risk Factors" in Livent's 2019 Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 28, 2020, our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 6, 2020, and our 2020 First Quarter Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 11, 2020.
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