The only metals company to be accepted into the programme, Novelis has made commitments to WWF to continue pursuing its aggressive sustainability targets designed to reduce Novelis' impact on climate and ensure the sustainability of Novelis' business efforts.
"Low-carbon is the future of our economy and a key part of our company's vision," said Phil Martens, Novelis President and Chief Executive Officer. "At Novelis, we believe that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increasing the amount of recycled materials we use, decreasing water and energy use in operations and reducing landfill waste are not just important parts of a sustainability effort – they are an integral part of our overarching business strategy. By partnering with WWF, such a well-known and respected leader in sustainability, Novelis not only demonstrates its commitment to sustainability, but leads the future of an entire market category."
As part of its participation in the programme, Novelis has established Climate Savers commitments that align with its established sustainability agenda. By 2020, the company will:
- Reduce the carbon emissions from its operations by 10%
- Reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50%
- Increase recycled content of its products to 80%
Photo: Phil Martens, Novelis President and CEO (left), and Carter Roberts, President and CEO of WWF (right), meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss Novelis' commitment as the first metals company to join the WWF Climate Savers programme.