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More responsible aluminium production

In response to climate change and the challenges facing the world, Hydro offers certified low-carbon and recycled aluminium products which help customers minimize the carbon footprint of their products while ensuring responsible production.

Hydro’s low-carbon aluminium products carry a carbon footprint below 4 kilo CO2-equivalents (CO2e) per kilo aluminium compared to the 16.7 kilo world average and are designed to help customers reach their sustainability goals and meet the growing demands of climate-conscious consumers.

Our low-carbon primary aluminium is produced using renewable power in the form of wind, solar and hydropower and hyper-efficient production process, as with our low-carbon product Hydro REDUXA.

Our low-carbon offerings also include a range of recycled products with a high share of post-consumer aluminium scrap allowing for a footprint below 4 kilo CO2e per kilo aluminium. Hydro CIRCAL is a premium, verified product containing at least 75% post-consumer scrap and carrying a market-leading low CO2 footprint of around 2 kilo CO2e per kilo aluminium.

In addition, Hydro produces recycled aluminium made from a combination of recycled pre-consumer scrap, post-consumer scrap and primary aluminium collected and recycled close to the source, via our network of local recycling plants.

All our low-carbon and recycled aluminium comes from ASI Performance Standard certified plants and with transparent disclosure of carbon footprint.

Chart showing kilos of CO2e emissions per kilo aluminium

Transparency matters

Transparency is key to understanding the actual climate impact of the end product. Hydro Low-Carbon Aluminium and Hydro Recycled Aluminium come with a documented environmental footprint, from mining or scrap source to the final metal, including input materials and transportation (Scope 1-3).

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Customer success stories

Hydro joins Polestar as a materials partner to explore how aluminium can contribute to realizing the Polestar 0 project.
By using Hydro REDUXA and Hydro CIRCAL, carbon emissions per kilo of aluminium used in the manufacturing of VELUX windows and accessories will be reduced.