90% of everything is transported by sea, which contributes about 3% to global greenhouse gas emissions. For aluminum companies, emissions from shipping are referred to as “Scope 3 emissions”. This includes emissions that result from activities of assets that are not owned or controlled, but which companies nevertheless have an impact on the value chain.
How much do shipping emissions contribute to your aluminum’s carbon footprint?
For each ton of aluminum delivered to the end user, 8 to 10 tons of raw materials may have been transported by sea. Assuming 20 to 50 kg of CO2 equivalents per ton of cargo (depending on the size and distance of the ship), the share of emissions from maritime transport is 0.2 to 0.7 tCO2e/tonne of aluminum produced. For companies vying for market share in the low-carbon aluminum market, that’s a number that matters.
So what can you do today?
Climate leadership in a company’s value chain requires quality data. To help industry leaders identify cost-effective and carbon-efficient ways to reduce transportation emissions, ZeroLab by Klaveness has developed an interactive emissions monitoring solution that provides industry-leading data insights. supporting operational and strategic decision-making.
ZeroLab shows give you:
• Overview of the GHG footprint of your shipments, in total, by commodity, by trade route and over time
• Emissions forecast 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 experts in decarbonization can help you reduce shipping emissions.