Gases recognized for their contribution to global warming are known as greenhouse gases (GHGs). GHG emissions are a key measure of our environmental performance, and we have already made good headway by focusing on energy efficiency targets.
Based on legacy operations, our direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) emissions for the year decreased to 705kt CO2e, mostly due to the use of more specific electricity emission factors in several plants. Due to its size and impressive beverage can recycling capability, the acquisition of Muscle Shoals adds a significant amount of emissions to our operations.
However, to a large extent these recycling activities also enable us to reduce the volume of primary metal purchased, thereby reducing the GHG emissions associated with raw material purchasing (Scope 3).