Constellium SE (NYSE: CSTM) released today its 2020 Business and Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress on its sustainability goals. The company is also focusing on its 2030 sustainability roadmap, with the aim to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
“I am proud of our significant progress in 2020 despite the challenging environment of the COVID-19 crisis. Sustainability is at the core of our business, as Constellium benefits from the inherent attributes of aluminium, a light but strong metal that is fully and easily recyclable”, said Jean-Marc Germain, CEO of Constellium. “Our Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy and roadmap for 2030 are taking shape, with initiatives to include offering additional responsible products, increasing recycling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste. I believe that this is an opportunity to meet societal expectations and play our part in the fight against climate change, and to add more value for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders.”
In 2020, Constellium received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the agency’s highest rating, which positions us in the top 1% of companies assessed worldwide. Constellium also improved its CDP rating to B, and received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.
In February 2021, Constellium demonstrated its commitment by issuing a Sustainability-Linked Bond, the first in the metals sector.
The report highlights milestones Constellium achieved in 2020, including:
Our recordable case rate
decreased from 3.31 in 2016 to 1.82 in 2020, well below our 2020 target of 2.35 and significantly lower than the industry average. We remain committed to continuous improvement.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
As an important step in doing our part in the fight against climate change, we committed to cut GHG emissions (scope1 and 2) by 25% in 2025 vs. 2015, per ton of aluminium sold
Our GHG emission intensity continued to decrease in 2020, despite a decline in energy efficiency. We are on track to meet our 2025 target.
Unfortunately, the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis prevented us from reaching our 10% energy efficiency improvement target for 2020. We have maintained the same targets for 2021 and have implemented a mitigation strategy to get back on track.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)
: We achieved ASI certifications for our Singen and
plants, as well as for our downstream operations in
, allowing us to provide independently certified sustainable products to our customers.
Reducing landfilled waste:
We exceeded our target for landfilled production waste, with a 33% reduction versus 2015 thanks to the successful implementation of recycling programs in all our sites, including in Muscle Shoals, where trash sent to landfill decreased by more than 60% versus 2019.
We are working to become a more diverse workplace, with equal respect for all, regardless of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Our goals include increased diversity in hiring, support for female career development, more female representation in leadership positions, and salary equality.
Constellium’s 2020 Business and Sustainability Report details the company's initiatives and results and is organized and presented in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards. Constellium’s non-financial performance statement included in the report was verified by an independent third party*.
*The verification assured our compliance with the provisions of the French Commercial Code (article R. 225-105), along with the fairness of the information provided in our statement, such as key performance indicators and measures taken to address risks.
(1) Our Recordable Case Rate measures the number of fatalities, serious injuries, lost-time injuries, restricted work injuries, or medical treatments per one million hours worked, including by our contractors.
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