Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, was honored today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of its Climate Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change. Presented by the EPA, in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), the Third Annual Climate Leadership Awards were presented to only 15 companies.
Novelis was honored in the Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award) category for publicly reporting and verifying corporate GHG inventories and achieving aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals. In addition, Novelis was recognized for demonstrating leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in internal operations and throughout the supply chain, as well as integrating climate resilience into its operating strategies. Since 2007, the company has reduced its overall GHG intensity by nearly 12 percent across its U.S. locations, and globally, plans to cut its GHG contamination in half from 2007 to 2020.
"Novelis has made great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions," said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. "Their commitment to reducing carbon pollution demonstrates that efforts to address climate change are repaid by saving money and energy, while supporting more livable and resilient communities, and a healthier, better protected environment."
At all Novelis locations, the company has made gains in reducing its GHGs through optimizing its re-melt processes and sharing best practices on the efficient use of lighting and compressed air. Not only is the company committed to reducing its GHGs, it has also made a commitment to increase the recycled content in its products to 80 percent by 2020, among other goals.
"The EPA's Climate Leadership Award is recognition that we are making real progress in our sustainability commitment, which we believe will be key to Novelis' long-term competitiveness," noted John Gardner, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Novelis. "We are radically transforming our company to achieve our aggressive sustainability goals and are focused on the work that remains to reduce our carbon footprint, increase our recycled content and operate ethically and responsibly worldwide."
For more details about the company's commitment to sustainability, visit the 2013 Novelis Sustainability Report online.
About U.S. EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership
EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division is committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) through cost-effective partnerships to advance clean energy and energy efficiency across the U.S. economy. As part of this commitment, EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership was launched in 2012 to establish norms of corporate climate leadership by encouraging companies just starting out to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced companies drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.
The Center serves as a resource center, providing ground-tested guidance and tools, educational resources, and opportunities for information sharing and a platform for peer exchange, to help all organizations in GHG management. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards and serves as the Climate Leadership Conference headline sponsor.
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in nine countries, had approximately 11,000 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion for its 2013 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The company is part of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit www.novelis.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis.