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) provided a foundation for identifying and prioritizing potential opportunities to reduce our emissions. As aluminium is the primary material used in manufacturing our products, we requested production information from our suppliers to ensure they comply with our corporate principles regarding environmental protection and sustainability. In the process, we identified suppliers who use green energy and we shifted our purchasing volume to these suppliers. As a result, the majority of our current aluminium suppliers use renewable energy to produce their raw material. (CDP Report 3.1d: Supply Chain and/ or Value Chain)