Reducing the carbon footprint
In 2020, total carbon emissions intensity was reduced by 8 per cent versus 2019 and 18 per cent versus baseline 2017. This was mainly driven by expanded sourcing of recycled aluminium as well as low-carbon primary aluminium. In absolute figures, the total carbon footprint was reduced by 10 per cent versus 2019 and 27 per cent versus baseline 2017 to 3,510 ktonnes CO2e (3,910). Emissions from purchased materials and services (scope 3) accounted for 92 per cent (93) of the total footprint whereas 8 per cent (7) related to emissions from own operations and purchased energy (scope 1+2).
The carbon emissions intensity from purchased materials and services was reduced by 8 per cent versus 2019 and 20 per cent versus baseline 2017. Carbon emissions intensity from own operations and purchased energy increased by 1 per cent versus 2019 and 3 per cent versus baseline 2017, mainly a result of higher energy intensity. Gränges follows the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards to Calculate its climate impact from bauxite extraction to delivery of Gränges’ products to customers.1)
1) The product manufacturing, use and end-of-life phases are excluded in Gränges' climate impact calculations due to a lack of relevant data. Gränges will work to add these phases to its scope for calculations, to support customers to reduce climate impacts along the value chain.
Note: All numbers exclude Gränges Konin and Gränges Powder Metallurgy.