Novelis to Halve Absolute Carbon Emissions
Novelis has been accepted into the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers program, making the aluminum rolling and recycling firm the only metals company to be accepted into the program.
As part of its participation in the program, Novelis has established Climate Savers commitments that align with its established sustainability agenda. By 2020, the company will:
- Reduce the carbon emissions from its operations by 10 percent.
- Reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50 percent.
- Increase recycled content of its products to 80 percent.
The baseline year for all three targets is the average of fiscal years 2007-2009.
Since announcing its sustainability goals in 2011, Novelis has increased the recycled content of its products from 33 percent to 46 percent (see infographic). The company became the world’s largest recycler of aluminum last year as it continues to expand its recycling capacity around the world and will open the world’s largest aluminum recycling center next month in Nachterstedt, Germany.
As part of its commitment to decreasing its carbon footprint and that of its customers, in April Novelis introduced evercan, the world’s first independently certified, high-recycled content aluminum sheet for beverage cans.
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