At the end of Fiscal Year 2015, Novelis achieved an average of 49 percent recycled aluminum inputs, up 19 percentage points from baseline years of 2007-2009, and a reduction in water use intensity by 22 percent.
Over the past five years, Novelis has doubled its recycling capacity, helping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 13 percent from baseline. Recycling aluminum produces 95 percent fewer GHG emissions and requires 95 percent less energy than primary aluminum production, enabling Novelis to achieve lower GHG emissions despite increasing global production capacity.
“Novelis’ commitment to sustainability is fundamental to our success as the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling,” said Steve Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novelis. “Our continued focus on sustainability enables us to provide the lower carbon, high recycled content products our customers demand and provides a source of competitive advantage in the markets we serve.”
Since 2011, Novelis has invested approximately $2 billion to expand recycling and production capacity. The company looks forward to utilizing its new capabilities to the fullest extent, driving operational excellence and delivering the highest quality, sustainable products to its customers for years to come, helping them achieve their own sustainability objectives and adhere to evolving carbon constraints around the world.