Constellium SE has released its 2020 Business and Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress on its sustainability goals.
The progress in the company’s sustainability goals relates to safety, reducing GHG emissions, reducing landfilled waste, among others. The company is also focusing on its 2030 sustainability roadmap, with the aim to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
“I am proud of our significant progress in 2020 despite the challenging environment of the Covid-19 crisis. Sustainability is at the core of our business, as Constellium benefits from the inherent attributes of aluminium, a light but strong metal that is fully and easily recyclable”, said Jean-Marc Germain, CEO of Constellium. “Our Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy and roadmap for 2030 are taking shape, with initiatives to include offering additional responsible products, increasing recycling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste. I believe that this is an opportunity to meet societal expectations and play our part in the fight against climate change, and to add more value for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders.”
Progress in sustainability goals - in detail
The report highlights milestones Constellium achieved in 2020, including:
Safety: Recordable case rate decreased from 3.31 in 2016 to 1.82 in 2020, well below the 2020 target of 2.35 and significantly lower than the industry average.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: As an important step in fighting against climate change, Constellium committed to cut GHG emissions (Scope1 and 2) by 25 % in 2025 versus 2015, per tonne of aluminium sold. The GHG emission intensity continued to decrease in 2020, despite a decline in energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Constellium missed the 10 % energy efficiency improvement target for 2020. “We have maintained the same targets for 2021 and have implemented a mitigation strategy to get back on track,” says Constellium.
Reducing landfilled waste: Constellium exceeded its target for landfilled production waste, with a 33 % reduction versus 2015 thanks to the successful implementation of recycling programmes in all its sites, including in Muscle Shoals, where trash sent to landfill decreased by more than 60 % versus 2019.
Gender diversity: Constellium is working to become a more diverse workplace, with equal respect for all, regardless of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. “Our goals include increased diversity in hiring, support for female career development, more female representation in leadership positions, and salary equality,” says Constellium.