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Sapa focuses on circular economy in new report

Sapa's Sustainability Report 2016 is centered on the circular economy. "The world needs more sustainable production, and we have started to take increased responsibility in this area," says President & CEO Egil Hogna.

Aluminium can be recycled infinitely, with no loss of quality. And because 5 percent of the energy needed to produce primary aluminium is required to produce secondary aluminium, society benefits from re-using the metal over and over again.

“Fifty-eight percent of Sapa’s production in 2016 was based on remelted aluminium,” writes Hogna in Sustainability Report 2016.

“We are also working hard to ensure a responsible value chain. As the aluminium extrusion industry leader, we firmly believe that we should be the benchmark and lead by example.”

Achievements and highlights in 2016

  • Sapa increased its production based on remelted aluminium from 50 percent in 2015 to 58 percent last year.
  • The company decreased by 0.25 percent, compared to 2015, the amount of energy consumed per processed tonne.
  • Total energy consumption increased by 2.4 percent compared to 2015. Many sites made the transition from diesel-powered forklift trucks to rechargeable electric trucks.
  • Sapa increased to 24 percent the number of women in managerial positions.
  • Sapa joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and the UN Global Compact, and sponsored an initiative for the Business for Peace Foundation.

Sustainability Report 2016