We are a brand of Hydro and can influence the production from its origin. By tracking each step along the way, we can document and be transparent about our sustainability practices, including sourcing of materials and components, transport and packaging and how we run our business.
Together with the other building system brands of Hydro we aim to cut by 50% our carbon emissions by 2025.
Our products are not only made with aluminium; they are made with sustainable, low carbon, circular aluminium. All our extrusion plants in Europe are ASI-certified. Hydro REDUXA®, made with renewable energy, offers only 4kg of CO2 per kg of aluminium. It’s 54% less than the European average¹.
With a 75% of aluminium still in use we are committed to use our resources sustainably and circularly by recycling end-of-life products in our Hydro CIRCAL aluminium, which is made with a minimum of 75% of recycled post-consumer scrap. Besides offering one of the lowest carbon footprints in the market (2.3 kg of CO2 per kg of aluminium, 73% less than the European average*) Hydro CIRCAL is made with a proximity supply chain – all the recycled content is collected and recycled in Europe. Hydro CIRCAL offers performance, circularity, sustainability and uses 95% less energy than primary production. Since 2018, more than 300 Hydro CIRCAL projects were built around the world, saving more than 28 kilotonnes of CO2 – which represent the annual emissions of twelve cars. Finally, since we are committed to offer transparency, Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA® are EPD-certified.
Therefore, we can provide building solutions with low carbon footprints with clear and transparent information certified by an external party and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Below the evolution of CO2 company emissions (*result targeted):
By reducing and optimizing our energy consumption and by investing in greener, renewable energy, we have been drastically reducing our energy consumption per processed ton since 2018.
Below the evolution of CO2 site emissions (*result targeted):
By using less and by optimising packaging materials, we have managed to reduce by 8 times the carbon footprint of our packaging. Additionally, thanks to improved truck technology, fuel changes, distance reduction and route optimization, we managed to deliver better and more efficiently saving both emissions and costs.
Below the evolution of CO2 packaging and transport (*result targeted):
We cannot improve our impact as a company if we do not tackle our individual behaviours. By implementing sustainability trainings and webinars; by rethinking our commuting and business trips, through home offices and online working practices and by improving every detail in our workplace, from artificial light usage, to printing, recycling bins, or single-use plastics. Between 2018 and 2020, we managed to save 2 waste bins 7 per processed ton of aluminium and we keep reducing the amount of landfilled waste.
Below the evolution of workplace CO2 emissions (*result targeted):
We believe that to be truly sustainable, we must look to a world beyond four walls and work to make it a reality – starting today. That´s why we go beyond simply world-class low-carbon materials, to run every part of our business as sustainably as possible. TECHNAL has a holistic approach to sustainability and act within 3 main areas: