Production Today: A Sustainable Approach
Product Carbon Footprint
To meet future requirements, Superior is focused on developing products that help reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through lightweighting and improved aerodynamics. In 2019, we assessed the product carbon footprint of our European operations for the first time, and in 2021, we will assess the product carbon footprint for our operations globally. These assessments can help us identify potential opportunities to enhance material procurement, optimize production processes and recycling, and reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (LINK)
Our vehicle manufacturing customers are required by various regulations globally to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their products. To help our customers meet these requirements, we focus on developing products that help reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through lightweighting and improved aerodynamics. In this regard, we are focused on developing automotive lightweighting solutions such as our patented Alulite technology.
Superior’s R&D department drives this development with input from our customers.
Supply Chain: Social and Ecological Requirements for Suppliers
Superior’s carbon footprint analysis (including scope 3 emissions) has provided a foundation for identifying and prioritizing opportunities to reduce our emissions. Given that aluminium is the primary material used in manufacturing our products, changes to our sourcing strategy have a large impact on overall emissions. We are proud to say that our GHG emissions from aluminium purchases are below the industry standard (10.0 according to Ecoinvent’s database). Our aluminium strategy focuses on suppliers that are powered by green electricity and that produce lower emissions than industry standards. As a result, over 75% of our purchased aluminum in 2022 was from locations powered by a Green electricity source. We also source post-consumer recycled aluminium, which helps reduce impact on the environment.