Today, we are proud to announce that Novelis became the world’s first metals company accepted into the exclusive World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program. This remarkable industry-first not only shows our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, but also holds us accountable in pursuing the aggressive sustainability targets we’ve set to achieve by 2020.
While we still have a ways to go in achieving our goals, today marks an achievement in and of itself. Our partnership with WWF shows that Novelis’ commitment to sustainability is steadfast, that we’re committed to success and that we’ve earned a seat at the table with other like-minded leaders in sustainability. Today marks a key moment in our sustainability journey and we are inspired by the road ahead.
In order to be accepted into WWF’s Climate Savers program, companies must set clear objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and influence market or policy developments by promoting their vision, solutions and achievements. As a new member of the Climate Savers program, we will report Novelis’ progress to WWF on the following sustainability goals:
- Reducing the carbon emissions from our operations by 10 percent
- Reducing absolute carbon emissions throughout the supply chain by 50 percent
- Increasing recycled content of our products
We are proud to say we are already well on our way toward achieving these goals, with a 14 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and an increase of recycled content in our products from 33 percent to 46 percent since 2011.
This is just the beginning and the road ahead will be just as challenging as the road behind – but we are determined to get there. In the meantime, today will serve as a reminder of how far we’ve come as a company and how far we’re willing to go to lead the metals industry in more sustainable change.
This post was updated on January 12, 2016.