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Resource-efficient operations

Efficient management of energy and materials is critical to Gränges as it improves the company’s profitability, competitiveness, and environmental performance. Providing a safe work environment is also a top priority as the company strives towards operating an injury-free workplace.

Our commitment

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.

Performance 2020

  • Total Recordable Rate reached 5.5 (4.4) and Severity Rate 109 (142).
  • Energy intensity increased to 3.6 MWh/tonne (3.5.
  • Carbon emissions intensity from own operations and purchased energy amounted to 0.83 tonnes CO2e/tonne (0.82).
  • Number of sites having implemented a local water management plan is 2/5.

Global principles for environment, health and safety (EHS)

Gränges’ global EHS Policy outlines principles, basic requirements and guidance on workplace safety and environmental procedures. The policy applies to all employees and individuals who are directly or indirectly related to its operations, such as independent contractors and consultants who work on behalf of Gränges. In line with the policy, all sites are to operate certified management systems for health and safety, environment, and energy.

Note: All numbers exclude Gränges Konin and Gränges Powder Metallurgy.

Environmental management certification in Huntingdon

In July 2020, the environmental management system at Gränges’ Huntingdon site in the US was successfully certified in accordance with the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015. Through the certification, Gränges guarantees to continuously improve the environmental performance and ensure that environmental impacts are identified, measured, analysed and reduced. “Achieving this ISO certification is not only a great accomplishment and a testament of hard work by our team in Huntingdon, it is also an excellent example of Gränges’ strategic commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement. Our customers can be assured that we operate to the highest environmental management standards and that our environmental impacts are consistently reduced,” says Patrick Lawlor, President Americas.

Energy

The melting and casting of aluminium are energy intensive processes and Gränges strives to reduce the company’s energy consumption for both sustainability and profitability reasons.

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Emissions and climate impact

Gränges believes it is essential to help combat climate change and works actively to reduce the climate impact from its own operations and along its value chain.

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Water management

Ensuring sustainable water use and access to clean fresh water is essential for economic growth and welfare.

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Workplace safety

Gränges strives towards a “safety first” work environment. This means that it is top priority to operate a safe and injury-free workplace which protects the health and fosters the wellbeing of employees and all persons directly or indirectly related to the company’s operations.

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