VELUX Group Collaborates with Hydro to Reduce Carbon Emissions in its Products

Published on: 30 September 2022
by KnowESG
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VELUX Group and Hydro have agreed to a shared aim to reduce CO2 emissions per kilo of aluminium, contributing to VELUX Group's goal of halving value chain emissions by 2030.

The agreement calls for VELUX to reduce carbon emissions per kilogramme of aluminium to less than 2.0 kg by 2030, which is less than one-fifth of the European average of 11.3 kg. This goal includes the full aluminium value chain and is based on the average of all extruded aluminium components delivered by Hydro to VELUX. VELUX anticipates that the collaboration will result in a 15,000-20,000 tonne reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by the end of 2022.

With materials used in VELUX Group products accounting for more than 94 per cent of the company's carbon footprint, value chain collaboration is vital for halving scope 3 emissions by 2030. (This aim is in addition to a target of 100 per cent reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.)

Tina Mayn, Executive Vice President, Products and Innovation, the VELUX Group, said: 

"With buildings accounting for almost 40 per cent of CO2 emissions, it’s crucial the materials that go into them become more sustainable. With this move to include low-carbon aluminium in our products, we are taking a step closer to achieving the VELUX Group’s most challenging sustainability target – to reduce our scope 3 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Carbon emissions per kilo of aluminium used in the manufacture of VELUX roof windows, flat-roof windows, and accessories (shutters and blinds) will be lowered by using the low-carbon products Hydro REDUXA® and Hydro CIRCAL®.

Paul Warton, Executive Vice President responsible for the Hydro Extrusions business area, said: 

"Hydro REDUXA and Hydro CIRCAL are designed to help our customers reach their sustainability goals. Consumers and end users of crucial building materials like windows will become even more climate-conscious in the future. In that way, Hydro and VELUX are taking responsibility throughout the entire value chain. We’re pleased about the deepened collaboration and look forward to future progress."

Source: VELUX Group

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