Sustainability framework and targets

In 2018, Gränges implemented a new group-wide sustainability framework with twelve material topics grouped into five sustainability pillars. For each pillar, Gränges articulated a clear long-term commitment and accompanying targets for 2025.

Secure ethical business practices

We will run our business in an ethical and responsible way and be an ethically sound partner in all our relations and in the societies in which we conduct business. We never accept corruption and we will always act rapidly, stringently and vigorously if discovering corruption or unethical behaviour.

  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • 100 per cent of employees annually trained in Gränges’ Code of Conduct.
  • 100 per cent of applicable employees* annually trained in anti-corruption.

* Employees working in sales, purchasing and senior executives who have external contacts.

  • Launched a new Code of Conduct; 99 per cent of employees trained across the Group.
  • Updated the whistleblower function to be accessed by employees as well as by external business partners.
  • Initiated efforts to develop a global anti-corruption training programme with the aim to train applicable employees* in 2019.
  • No bribery or other type of corruption incidents were detected during the year.

* Employees working in sales, purchasing and senior executives who have external contacts.

Ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing

We will ensure that our suppliers maintain high sustainability standards by enforcing strict criteria in our supplier sourcing agreements and partnerships. We also commit to improve the environmental footprint in our supply chain by working with our suppliers and promoting sustainable practices.

  • Responsible sourcing
  • Sourced recycled aluminium
  • Emissions and climate impact
  • 100 per cent of the purchase value from significant suppliers* committed to Gränges’ Supplier Code of Conduct or equivalent standard.
  • 20 per cent sourced recycled aluminium of total sourced metal inputs.
  • Increase the share of sourced renewable energy (electricity, heat, fuels).**
  • Reduce indirect carbon emissions intensity from purchased materials and services.**

* Suppliers with a purchase value above 5 MSEK, 5 MCNY or 0.5 MUSD.
** Versus baseline 2017.

  • Initiated efforts to establish a group-wide process aimed at promoting responsible practices in the supply chain.
  • Increased the scope of Supplier Code of Conduct commitment; 98 per cent of the purchase value from significant suppliers committed. Ten supplier audits conducted.
  • Applied for participation in Aluminium Stewardship Initiative to promote sustainability and transparency in the aluminium value chain.
  • Increased the share of sourced recycled aluminium of total sourced metal inputs by 46 per cent to 16.7 per cent (11.5).
  • Reduced indirect carbon emissions intensity from purchased materials and services by 6 per cent to 11.2 tonnes CO2e/tonne product (11.9).

Run sustainable operations

We will strengthen operational efficiency and continuous improvements in our operations to improve material and energy efficiency and reduce emissions to air and water, while at the same time provide a safe and secure workplace for our employees. Thereby, we minimize the negative impacts of our operations.

  • Workplace safety
  • Energy
  • Emissions and climate impact
  • Water management
  • 3.0 recordable accidents per million hours worked (Total Recordable Rate).
  • 50 lost workdays per million hours worked (Severity Rate).
  • 17 per cent reduction in energy intensity.*
  • 25 per cent reduction in direct and energy indirect carbon emissions intensity.*
  • All Gränges sites to have implemented a local water management plan.

* Versus baseline 2017.

  • Reduced Total Recordable Rate by 22 per cent to 6.1 recordable accidents per million hours worked (7.8).
  • Severity Rate increased to 165 lost workdays per million hours worked (112) due to a couple of accidents that resulted in long recovery of the injured individuals.
  • Reduced energy intensity by 1 per cent to 3.3 MWh/tonne product (3.3) driven by different energy efficiency measures at the plants.
  • The total share of sourced renewable energy was unchanged at 9 per cent (9).
  • Reduced direct and energy indirect carbon emissions intensity by 6 per cent to 0.76 tonne CO2e/tonne product (0.81) driven by improved energy intensity and a higher share of low carbon nuclear electricity replacing fossil fuel-based electricity in Gränges Americas.

Build diverse and high-performing teams

We will ensure that our people are motivated and engaged. By being an open and inclusive employer, with zero tolerance for discrimination, we will provide a diverse workplace where employees can realize their full potentials and contribute to developing a high-performing organization.

  • Career and leadership development
  • Diversity and equality
  • Employee wellbeing
  • 100 per cent of employees receiving annual performance and development discussion.
  • At least 30 per cent women among senior management.*
  • Employee engagement index: 85.

* Employees eligible to participate in Gränges’ long-term incentive (LTI) programme.

  • 99 per cent of all employees received performance and development discussion.
  • Share of women reached 14 per cent (14) of the total workforce and 20 per cent (20) of senior management.*
  • Increased focus on diversity and equality in the recruitment and onboarding processes, and into the process of putting together teams.
  • Implemented a global employee survey in Gränges Asia and Gränges Europe in autumn 2018; Employee engagement index reached 78.

* Employees eligible to participate in Gränges’ long-term incentive (LTI) programme.

Develop sustainable product offerings

We will enhance the sustainability performance of our products through development of innovative and eco-responsible offerings and provide customers with verified sustainability performance data. By doing so, we aim to improve their environmental footprint and contribute positively to a more circular industry approach to aluminium.

  • Eco-responsible innovation
  • Product life-cycle sustainability performance
  • 80 per cent of Gränges’ products having verified sustainability information available.
  • Incorporated clear sustainability criteria into the product development process to strengthen focus on developing eco-responsible product offerings.
  • Initiated a project aimed at establishing a foundation for how Gränges can assess and communicate the sustainability performance for its product from a life-cycle perspective.