Goals and performance

Below you can find a summary of the sustainability related goals that Gränges has selected to measure and follow up.

Environment

Gränges aims to minimise the impact of the company’s operations, processes, and finished products on the environment. A maximum metal yield, an increased percentage of recycled aluminium and energy-optimised processes are the company’s primary contribution to reducing the burden on the environment and climate.

Target
Gränges’ goal is to increase the use of recycled aluminium in its production process. This will be achieved by:

  • Increasing the percentage of recycled scrap input versus primary aluminium and alloying elements
  • Ensuring that internal aluminium scrap can be reinserted into the production process.


Outcome/comment
More specific goals connected to metal yield and internal scrap utilization is set for each production facility. The recycled input materials utilized in Finspång emanates from purchased external scrap. In Shanghai no aluminium scrap is purchased, however aluminium slabs contain a certain amount of recycled material.

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Target
Gränges’ short term goal is to implement certified energy management systems for all production facilities in order to ensure continuous improvements.


Outcome/comment
The production facility in Finspång has implemented a certified energy management system. Activities to Certify remaining facilities will begin in 2017.

Gränges has since 2014 worked on a large energy recovery project which will enable the entire site in Finspång to be independent of external heat supplies.

The heat demand will be met by utilizing waste heat from furnaces, which is fed into the local district heating network. Only on really cold winter days will the facility be reliant on external heat sources. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

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Target
Gränges’ long term goal is to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the value chain, both direct and indirect.


Outcome/comment
Direct emissions of carbon dioxide increased slightly in 2016 due to increased production. Carbon dioxide intensity decreased as a result of improved energy efficiency, see also page 40. Dust emissions decreased mainly due to improved maintenance routines in Finspång.

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Employees

Gränges shall offer an attractive and safe working environment, where all employees regardless of gender, age, ethnicity and background have the opportunity to develop and receive competitive remuneration.

Target
Gränges’ long-term goal is that the proportion of female employees, including management positions, should reach 20 per cent. The ambition is that thirty per cent of all new recruitments shall be women on group level.


Outcome/comment
Gränges’ proportion of female employees has increased in 2016 compared to 2015.

In 2016, the total proportion of female employees reached 14 percent, compared to 13 percent in 2015.

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Target
Gränges has a zero tolerance towards injuries and accidents.

Gränges shall have absence from work due to illness of max 3 per cent overall.

In 2016 absence from work due to illness increased to 2.2 per cent (excluding Gränges Americas).


Outcome/comment
Gränges has reduced its number of total recordable accidents by 2 as compared to 2015.

In 2016 absence from work due to illness increased to 2.2 per cent (excluding Gränges Americas).

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Ethics and anti-corruption

Gränges strategically rejects all forms of bribery and corruption. All internal relationships and relationships with suppliers, customers and other business partners shall be characterised by responsible, ethical and sound business principles.

Target
Gränges has a zero tolerance policy for all types of corruption and bribery.


Outcome/comment
In 2016, there were no incidents relating to corruption. No business contracts were cancelled, or were not renewed, due to corruption. Neither were there any incidents relating to corruption in 2014 nor 2015.

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A sustainable supply chain

An effective and sustainable supply chain is a key element to how Gränges manages its metal purchases. Gränges has well-established purchasing routines and guidelines.

Target
All strategic suppliers shall be audited by 2020.


Outcome/comment
A total of six strategic suppliers were audited in 2016.

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