Designing sustainable and circular solutions
Gränges works to leverage the advantages of aluminium by designing and manufacturing products and solutions which can improve customers’ operational performance as well as the sustainability performance of their products. Gränges has an ambition to design sustainable aluminium solutions that maximise the use of recycled materials and that can be efficiently dismantled, collected, sorted, and recycled downstream the value chain and after products’ end -of-life.
Product sustainability credentials
To support customers to evaluate the climate impact along their value chain and increase their sustainability performance based on a fact-based approach, Gränges’ offer third-party verified product sustainability information.
Gränges can offer customers third-party verified carbon footprint certificates and a detailed Carbon footprint report which describes the methodology and key assumptions used. The model covers the carbon footprint impact from bauxite mining to inbound transports and Gränges’ own activities up until delivery from the site and can be applied on the full product portfolio in Gränges’ operations in Huntingdon, Salisbury, Newport, Finspång and Shanghai.
To ensure transparency and credibility, Gränges has engaged the external party IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute to verify the methodology, process and routines used in the assessment. The carbon footprint assessments have been conducted in accordance with ISO 14040, ISO 14044 and ISO 14067. Certificates Carbon footprint assessments ›
Gränges Endure is Gränges’ brand for sustainable and circular solutions, making it easier for customers to select sustainable aluminium products and solutions of the highest quality at the lowest sustainability impact. Gränges Endure products have a third-party verified carbon footprint of maximum 4.0 tonnes CO2 e/tonne, measured from extraction of bauxite to the delivery of Gränges’ products to customers (cradle-to-gate). The products are also verified by a third party to be responsibly sourced and produced. Discover more ›
A key priority to achieve sustainable growth is to partner with customers both in terms of designing and developing sustainable and circular solutions but also in establishing closed-loop business models. Gränges runs several customer collaborations within the heat exchanger, HVAC, and battery markets with the aim to jointly develop sustainable alloys in line with customers’ material characteristics requirements. Gränges also collaborates with customers to take back recycled aluminium from customers’ manufacturing process and re-melt it into new products.
Investing in sustainable sectors
Gränges wants to be part of the transition towards sustainable economy and is investing in sustainable markets. Examples include the electric vehicle market, where Gränges is targeting the battery cathode foil and casing markets. Battery manufacturers are interested in Gränges’ global production footprint and capabilities, its sustainable solutions, as well as its strong aluminium alloy and process know-how.