Sustainable 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 2019

  • Improved safety performance; Total Recordable Rate reached 4.4 (6.1) and Severity Rate 142 (165).
  • Energy intensity increased to 3.5 MWh/tonne (3.3), mainly driven by lower production volumes.
  • Carbon emissions intensity from own operations and purchased energy amounted to 0.82 tonnes CO2e/tonne (0.76), up by 8 per cent versus 2018 and 1 per cent versus baseline 2017, driven by lower production volumes.
  • Agreed on the key elements of local water management plans, which will be developed starting in 2020.
We have in 2019 achieved an all-time low safety accident rate of 4.4 recordable accidents per million hours worked. I’m very satisfied with our strong behavioural safety programme and employees’ relentless focus on keeping the workplace clean and tidy through the 5S system.
- Paul Neutjens, SVP Process Engineering & Operational Development




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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