Energy and climate

Aurubis uses energy as efficiently as possible and takes responsibility for climate protection.

The products we manufacture contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in business and society because they play a central role in the transmission of renewable energies, in applications that boost energy efficiency, and in electric vehicles.

As an energy-intensive company, we assume responsibility for climate protection. The individual production steps in our value chain are energy intensive and are the main source of direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) in the Group. Taking the entire value chain into consideration, however, the majority of the CO2 emissions are generated in the upstream and downstream parts of our value-added chain (Scope 3), meaning they come from our suppliers, customers, and service providers. The majority of the Scope 3 emissions originate from the activities of the mining companies from which we source copper concentrates.

Energy management systems (EMS) contribute to efficiently steering energy consumption and identifying energy savings potential. All our sites have already been certified in accordance with ISO 50001, clear proof that our energy management and monitoring systems meet high standards.

At the end of 2019, Aurubis joined the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C, thus expressing our pledge to work on science-based CO2 reduction targets. Our involvement in the KlimaWirtschaft foundation (formerly Stiftung 2°), for which Aurubis has been a sponsor since 2021, underlines our commitment to climate protection.

We determine climate-related opportunities and risks and related measures by linking our risk management with our energy and environmental strategy.

We will continue implementing our detailed roadmap to achieve our climate goals. For Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, the roadmap includes technical measures, such as decarbonizing plant facilities by using green hydrogen instead of fossil fuels, electrifying our production, utilizing industrial waste heat from our production process, and expanding the purchase of green electricity. Approaches for reducing Scope 3 emissions include cooperation with participants in our supply chain and increased recycling activities, for example. We aspire to make our production carbon neutral well before 2050.

Ulf Gehrckens
Ulf Gehrckens

Executive Vice President Corporate Energy & Climate Affairs

Phone +49 40 7883-3955
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