90% of everything is transported by sea, contributing around 3% to global greenhouse gas emissions. For aluminum companies, emissions from shipping are so-called ‘Scope 3 emissions’. That includes emissions that are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled, but that companies nonetheless impact through the value chain.
How much do emissions from shipping contribute to the carbon footprint of your aluminium?
For every tonne of aluminium delivered to the end-user, 8-10 tonnes of raw materials may have been transported by sea. Assuming 20-50 kg CO2 equivalents per tonne cargo (depending on vessel size and distance), the share of shipping emissions is 0.2-0.7 tCO2e/ tonne aluminium produced. For companies competing for market shares in the low-carbon aluminium market, that’s a number that counts.
So what action can you take starting today?
Climate leadership across a company’s value chain requires quality data. To help industry leaders identify cost-and-carbon efficient ways to reduce shipping emissions, ZeroLab by Klaveness has developed an interactive emissions monitoring solution that provides state-of-the-art data insights in support of operational and strategic decision making.
Emissions by ZeroLab gives you:
• Insight into the GHG footprint of your shipments, in total, per commodity, per trade lane, and over time
• Foresight on emissions based on planned shipments
• Simplified sustainability reporting and performance management
• Cost-and-carbon savings in your supply chain
Join the growing list of aluminum producers shedding light on value chain emissions and access a free demo dashboard below or book an introductory meeting to learn how our team of decarbonization experts can support you in reducing emissions from shipping.