Gränges conducts operations in properties where industrial operations have been carried on for a long time. Local environmental laws and regulations govern the operations and Gränges can be held responsible for polluted land that Gränges uses or has used. Under current regulation, the party that conducted the polluting operations is also responsible for cleaning up the land.
The manufacture of aluminium materials is energy-intensive and the capacity to reuse process scrap and to ensure quality is thus crucial to the Group’s total environmental impact.
Risk management and comments for 2016
When requested, Gränges takes part in investigations conducted by local authorities to ascertain who is responsible for cleaning up land. At present investigations are ongoing in a number of municipalities in Sweden where business operations stem from business operations conducted by Gränges.
During the year, a number of projects were carried out aiming to reduce energy consumption.