According to Roman Andryushin, company head of sales and marketing, the roadmap will not just focus on reducing emissions across Rusal’s smelting operations but also on other areas of the supply chain – including bauxite mining and alumina refining, melting and casting as well as recycling transportation and water management.
Andryushin told Fastmarkets in an interview on Tuesday April 13 that he expected Rusal, the aluminium business of EN+ Group, to reach its climate goals – which include reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030 and achieving net-zero carbon by 2050 – sooner than targeted.
“The end goal is for 100% of our capacity to be carbon-free by 2050; there’s no doubt that it’ll be sooner than then. I do believe the industry has to recommit itself to shorter deadlines,” he said.
“My strong belief is after 2030 and before 2040, we’ll see a solid...