13.10.2005: Meldung: Alcan Selected to Elite Climate Change Leadership Index
By and large, leading companies are realizing the importance of climate change and its impact on the long-term sustainability of their businesses," said Travis Engen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alcan Inc. at the CDP"s annual Canadian launch of its third annual request for information from global companies regarding their climate change initiatives. "Our inclusion on the Climate Leadership Index demonstrates Alcan"s proven track record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) through significant investment in the management of our process emissions and energy efficiency improvements at our global operations," he added.
The principal vehicle for this effort is Alcan"s GHG emissions reduction program, TARGET, which was implemented in 2001 and is a key component of the Company"s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS FIRST) management system. In TARGET"s first four years, Alcan"s cumulative GHG reduction objective was set at 575,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. By the end of 2004, Alcan far surpassed this objective by recording a reduction of 2.9 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
Furthermore, Alcan began to systematically monitor and measure its air emissions in 1990, and has since then significantly reduced its specific perfluorocarbon (PFCs - a greenhouse gas) emissions by 70 percent.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a coalition of institutional investors with more than US$21 trillion in assets, now has 155 signatories and is working to encourage the development of strategies to reduce GHGs.
Alcan is a multinational, market-driven company and a global leader in aluminum and packaging. With world-class operations in primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum as well as flexible and specialty packaging, aerospace applications, bauxite mining and alumina processing, today"s Alcan is well positioned to meet and exceed its customers" needs for innovative solutions and service. Alcan employs almost 70,000 people and has operating facilities in 55 countries and regions.