INTL AL CONF - INTERVIEW: Rusal owner calls for carbon footprint transparency in aluminium
The majority shareholder of aluminium producer UC Rusal has called on the London Metal Exchange to require aluminium producers using the exchange to reveal their carbon footprint, according to an executive at the Russian company.
Rusal marketing director for sustainability Jerome Lucaes said that EN+ Group, which owns a 50.10% stake in Rusal, had appealed to the exchange to create carbon footprint transparency in the aluminium supply chain. The chairman of EN+ is Greg Barker, a former minister of state for energy and climate change in the UK government.
“The consumer at the end of the value chain wants carbon footprint transparency and realizes that today it is difficult to really measure the carbon footprint of the supply it gets,” Lucaes told Fastmarkets during an on-stage interview at the Fastmarkets International Aluminium conference in Athens, Greece.
This will help to push the supply chain on a path toward zero carbon emissions by the middle of this century, he said. “There is a sense of urgency, and a need for the aluminum industry to set science-based targets to achieve this,” Lucaes added.