We commissioned a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to understand all these environmental impacts. The LCA was prepared by an external consulting firm according to ISO 14040, ISO 14044 and NEN EN 15804:2012+A1+A2 (2019), NMD Determination Method and verified by third parties.
On the one hand, life cycle analysis serves to optimize our (production) processes. On the other hand, we want to be transparent and give our customers information about the environmental impact of our products. With this we enable you to:
"Hydro provides transparency on the composition and footprint of our products. Our sustainability claims are documented and verified by third parties. Transparent information on methods and calculations is essential to get a full picture of the actual environmental impact of recycled aluminum."
In the aluminum industry, two LCA methods are used for LCA calculations related to pre-consumer scrap input and production scrap output:
Although the two approaches are both valid from an LCA accounting perspective, they lead to very different results in modules A1-A3. In the absence of official consensus, we publish the results of both the cutoff and mass-based allocation approaches to encourage full transparency with all stakeholders and to ensure the completeness of our LCA studies.
The factor that has the greatest impact on the emissions from an extruded aluminum profile is the choice of raw material. It is therefore worth paying close attention to the origin of the aluminum and choosing a climate-friendly base material.