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Environment and climate

We have committed ourselves to minimize and mitigate our emissions, and to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases by 30% by 2030.

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Producing aluminium has an impact on the environment: locally where we operate, and globally due to greenhouse gas emissions. The main inputs related to our production are bauxite, energy and water. As the leading fully integrated aluminium company, we are responsible for operating in an environmentally conscious way.  

By continuously improving the way we produce aluminium, we strive to minimize the impact our activities have on the environment, especially in biodiversity, water stewardship and climate change.

Climate strategy

In 2019, Hydro launched a new climate strategy: we aim to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. We aim to do this through greener sourcing and greener production, and to help our customers reduce their emissions through greener products.

Our shorter-term ambition is to be carbon neutral in a life-cycle perspective by the end of 2020. This is based on a simple principle: We intend to save at least as much carbon emissions as we generate. We will do this by:  

  • increasing our recycling capacity
  • lowering emissions in our own production and  
  • delivering aluminium to segments where it has the greatest benefits from a climate perspective.  

Environmental strategy

It is our strategy to minimize the environmental impact of our operations along the aluminium value chain. Our goal is to mitigate emissions to land, water and air, conserve biodiversity and reduce waste production. To achieve this, we monitor, identify and reduce environmental risks throughout the lifetime of our operational sites.