Long-term target: Gränges’ 2025 target is that carbon emissions intensity from own operations and purchased energy (scope 1+2) is reduced by 25 per cent versus baseline 2017. The company has also set a long-term target that carbon emissions intensity from purchased materials and services (scope 3) is reduced versus the 2017 baseline.
Total emissions of greenhouse gases
Carbon emissions intensity
Emissions by category (scope 3)
Other emissions to air – particulate matter
Other emissions to air – nitrogen oxides (NOX)
Other emissions to air – sulphur dioxide (SO2)
Comment: In 2019, total carbon emissions intensity (scope 1+2+3) decreased by 6 per cent compared to 2018. The carbon emissions intensity from own operations and purchased energy (scope 1+2) increased by 8 per cent compared to 2018, driven by increased energy intensity in all regions. The carbon emissions intensity from purchased materials and services (scope 3) decreased by 7 per cent compared to 2018, driven by increased use of recycled aluminium replacing primary aluminium in Americas and by an improved material efficiency in all regions. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide decreased compared to 2018 due to lower consumption of natural gas and liquified petroleum gas.
Reporting principles and definitions: Data is reported at regional level and consolidated annually at group level using common definitions and principles.
Greenhouse gas are presented as carbon dioxide equivalents. In accordance with the GHG Protocol, the definitions of the respective scopes are the following.
Scope 1 is defined as direct emissions from Gränges’ operations, which include production facilities, office buildings and company owned vehicles. Emissions are calculated based on fuel consumption and emission factors.
Scope 2 is defined as energy indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity and heat consumed by Gränges, in production facilities and office buildings. Emissions are calculated using specific data from Gränges’ electricity and heat suppliers.
Scope 3 is defined as other indirect emissions. These include emissions from extraction, production and processing of main purchased materials, fuel and energy related activities (not included in scope 1 or scope 2), upstream and downstream goods transportation as well as business travel. Fuel and energy related activities include production of fuels used in Gränges’ operations and in generation of purchased electricity. Emissions from producing primary aluminium are based on regional industry averages, and supplier data is used for purchased slabs and recycled aluminium. Emissions from producing fuels are based on regional industry data and emissions from transportation and business travel are based on specific data from Gränges’ transport routes.
Carbon intensity is defined as total emissions of greenhouses gases [tonnes CO2e] divided by the total packed products [tonnes].
Other emissions to air of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulphur dioxide are calculated either based on fuel consumption using local emission factors or based on continual measurements. Emissions of oil and VOC are not reported as methods and data collection procedures are currently being harmonized across the organization. Gränges aims to start reporting on these emissions next year.
Regulations: Gränges observes all applicable local and international laws and regulations for environmental impact. Emission limits in Europe are based on requirements from the Industry Emissions Directive (IED). Gränges’ production site in Finspång is not included in the EU emissions trading system, EU ETS. In Asia, emission limits are linked to Regulations of Shanghai Municipality on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, and in the US the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NA AQS) provides the relevant legal framework. Local authorities continually monitor compliance to ensure that emissions are within limits. Emissions regulated by legislation include nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and, in some regions, oil emissions.
Governance and policies: The topic is managed by SVP Process Engineering & Operational Development (direct emissions from own operations), SVP Technology & Business Development (indirect emissions from purchased energy and from purchased materials and services), and the regional operational and purchasing representatives. The governing policy is Gränges’ EHS Policy, which is reviewed annually and applies to all employees working at Gränges. The production sites in Asia and Europe are certified in accordance with the environmental management standard ISO 14001, while the sites in Americas are preparing to implement an environmental management system. Emissions are monitored and managed as part of daily operations. Compliance is a prerequisite for Gränges’ continued license to operate.