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When founded in 1905, Hydro’s objective was to resolve one of the world’s biggest challenges at the time – to feed a starving Europe and end world hunger. Our purpose is still to create a more viable society. As the world is different today, the way for us as a company to fulfill this purpose has radically changed, too.

Right now, we are again at a defining moment in history, facing fundamental challenges such as the climate crisis, inequality and loss of biodiversity.

The green transition

The world has set a common ambition to strive for fairness and prosperity with a society where all basic needs are met, and nature is protected and restored. We all play an important part in creating such a world in which more than 9 billion people live well by 2050.

Industry, the financial markets and customers need to be the main drivers to combat climate change and implement the green transition. At the same time, in order for us to reach the climate targets in the Paris agreement, we also need help from, and must work together with, regulators and governments to enable this transition.

Business plays an important role, as we can contribute to a just transition and protect nature by developing new technologies and solutions.

For Hydro as an industrial company, we know we are part of the problem. But that also makes us part of the solution.


We are further developing business models that avoid impact to people and to the environment. We work to ensure decent work centered on inclusion, dialogue and respect. We plan to cut our emissions towards net zero, strengthen our position in low-carbon aluminum, and diversify and grow in new energy

To contribute to solve our common global challenges, we need to produce and consume in new ways. Our ambition is to contribute to creating a fair society and circular economy. We will do this by producing responsibly, offering zero-carbon aluminium, circular solutions and more renewable energy.

In this way, we are creating industries that matter for years to come.

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Vores miljøambition er at minimere vores aftryk ved proaktivt at styre vores påvirkning af biodiversiteten og ved at fremme effektiv ressource- og affaldshåndtering langs værdikæden. 

Vores miljøtilgang


Vi definerer vores ambition og rolle i dekarbonisering baseret på tre søjler: at stræbe efter at levere et kultoffrit aluminiumsprodukt til kunderne, at blive en nul-emissions virksomhed og at bidrage til at undgå eller fjerne kulstof fra den bredere industri og samfundet.

Vores klimatilgang

Human rights

Businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights. We also believe businesses have an important role in supporting and promoting human rights.

Human rights

Community development and SR

We constantly strive to make a positive difference in the societies we are part of. This is integrated into our purpose, values and business strategy.

Community development


Hydro-systemet er baseret på uddelegering af ansvar til vores forretningsområder og til virksomhedsfunktioner, der blandt andet styrer økonomi, skat og regnskab. Vi opretholder ensartede høje standarder ved at bruge fælles krav på tværs af alle dele af vores virksomhed.



Vi er en global aluminiumsvirksomhed, der er til stede i alle trin i værdikæden - fra mine til metalprodukter og -løsninger. Vi er forpligtet til at anvende etisk forretningspraksis og overholdelse i hele vores organisation og forsyningskæde.