Creating Value Through Sustainability
Sustainability is core to Novelis’ business and the unique properties of our aluminum are central to meeting the sustainability needs of our automotive customers.
Our expertise empowers us to understand, and help customers address sustainability throughout the life cycles of aluminum. Global regulations increasingly require a reduction in CO2 emissions, but emissions generated elsewhere in the value chain of a vehicle’s life must not be ignored. Novelis recognizes that an aluminum-intensive vehicle can achieve up to a 20 percent reduction in total life cycle energy consumption and up to a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. This insight grounds our commitment to the continual development of new products with even higher percentages of recycled aluminum.
Closed-Loop Recycling Programs
One of our most significant sustainability innovations is closed-loop recycling. In collaboration with our customers, closed-loop recycling allows us to take back as much aluminum scrap as possible and insert it directly back into the supply chain. Closing the loop preserves the value of the alloy, reduces recycling and transportation costs, minimizes environmental impact and establishes a secure supply chain.
Through collaboration with our customer, Jaguar Land Rover, we created the first closed-loop system in Europe with a dedicated railway service to efficiently deliver material between Novelis and our partner site. Building on the success of this model, we later went on to create the world’s largest closed-loop recycling system for leading North American automaker, Ford.