Energy and Climate Protection

Energy and Climate Protection

Since the production of alloy wheels is energy-intensive, Superior sets constant goals to reduce our energy consumption (exemplified with data from our European sites – see graphs 1 and 2). Each year, the reduction target is increased to ensure continuous progress in using less energy while meeting market demand. To evaluate and better manage our contribution to climate change, our European operations examined our Corporate Carbon Footprint in Europe over the last three years. As the analysis illustrates, the majority of emissions of our European operations’ Corporate Carbon Footprint originates from goods and services we purchase from others (see graph 3). As a result, Superior shifted its purchasing volumes to suppliers who use green energy for their production. Through this, we were able to substantially decrease our emissions in this category.

All of our global production sites are ISO 14001 certified, and improvements in the field of energy management are monitored as a crucial part of our environmental program. In addition, we are in the process of implementing ISO 50001 certified energy management systems at all of our sites in Europe. Currently, all of our German sites have already been certified (CDP Report 3.1d: Operations).

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Graph 1: European Operations CO2 Emissions per Scope

 

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Graph 2:  European Operations Energy and Gas

 

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Graph 3: European Operations GHG Emissions 2020