In addition to climate change and energy consumption, our most important environmental challenges are related to waste production, emissions and biodiversity.
Our ambition is to reduce our environmental impact to a minimum throughout the entire life cycle of our products.
Air and water emissions from Hydro's production are already limited as a result of major improvements during the 1980s and 1990s. There is still room for improvement however and efforts in this area have a high priority.
In 2011 we had one breech of emission permits, compared to five in 2010. The incident was:
- St. Augustine, USA
The plant exceeded the effluent permit on Chromium