Haifa plants employ the global Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Haifa is one of the first companies in the world to implement the technology, through a process approved and recognized by the UN. The project has started in 2007, and total reduction is expected to reach 6 million tons in ten years.
So far, Haifa invested about 1 million USD in technologies aimed to reducing emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from the production facilities of nitric acid.
The company also sells credits of emission reduction to other plants, through an international system of trading in greenhouse gas emissions. This system is targeted for industries committed to reduce gas emision in countries that accepted the Kyoto Protocol. This is possible because the Kyoto Protocol refers to the world as one global world.