Viability performance

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Hydro's mission is to create a more viable society by developing natural resources and products in innovative and efficient ways.

In our terms, pursuing viability comprises a specific way of bridging viability and business, and a set of performance areas where we measure our progress.

Our viability performance reporting consists of page 93-151 in Hydro's Annual Report 2016 and the GRI index at

We have an integrated approach to our reporting, and our Viability performance should also be seen in context with the other parts of Hydro's Annual Report.

Here we first describe The Hydro Way, a set of guiding principles that govern our activities and underpin our approach to viability. Next, we report on our viability performance based on a thorough materiality analysis and according to a set of areas that capture our most important viability issues while corresponding to generally acknowledged domains of reporting.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Hydro's ownership equity

Million mt CO2e
2016 2015201420132012
Bauxite & Alumina 3.78 3.59 3.61 3.31 3.50
Metal production 3.61 3.55 3.50 3.45 3.47
Downstream production 0.58 0.57 0.56 0.56 0.54
Remelters 0.12 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.11
Electricity generation 5.80 5.66 5.57 5.45 6.16
Total 13.90 13.49 13.34 12.88 14.90

The increase based on our ownership equity from 2016 to 2017 was insignificant. GHG emissions increased in Primary Metal mainly due to production disturbances at Karmøy and Albras.


  • Annual report 2016

  • Annual report 2016

  • Annual report 2016

  • Annual report 2016

Updated: January 25, 2017