Aluminium

Guidance for the aluminium sector

Why take action?

The aluminium sector has an important role to play in the transition to a net-zero economy. According to the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the aluminum sector contributes more than 1 gigatonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) to annual global GHG emissions (roughly 2% of total anthropogenic emissions globally), and demand is rising.

How to set a target

Aluminium companies can set science-based targets (SBTs) by following our step-by-step process.

Yet, companies in the sector face a number of challenges in setting SBTs.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is working on a project with the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) to identify barriers and opportunities for science-based target setting, as well as options for next-generation resources. The project will use a Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA) and is looking at possible alternatives to the International Energy Agency (IEA) pathway.

We need aluminium companies on board, committed to sustainability and creating a climate-secure world. If you’re looking to become an industry leader in the fight against climate change, get in touch.

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If your sector is not listed here, you can still set a science-based target using our methods and resources. Consult the step-by-step guide to get started.

Sector Status
Aluminium Scoping Phase View
Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) Scoping Phase View
Power Finalized View
Transport In Development View
Oil and Gas In Development View
Chemicals and Petrochemicals Scoping Phase View
Financial institutions In Development View
Apparel and footwear Finalized View
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Finalized View