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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 1.9 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.

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Kilos of CO2e emissions per kilo aluminium

1 Footprint below 0.5 kg CO2e, Hydro internal estimates
2 Verified by DNV and certified according to EPD EN 15804+A1 on a per-batch levels
3 Footprint below 4.0 kg CO2e, Hydro internal estimates
4 Average footprint at Hydro’s European recyclers
5 Source: International Aluminium Institute (2018)

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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