Viability performance

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Hydro's mission is to create a more viable society by developing natural resources and products in innovative and efficient ways.

In our terms, pursuing viability comprises a specific way of bridging viability and business, and a set of performance areas where we measure our progress.

We have an integrated approach to our reporting, and our Viability performance should be seen in context with the other parts of Hydro's Annual Report 2012.

Here we first describe The Hydro Way, a set of guiding principles that govern our activities and underpin our approach to viability. Next, we report on our viability performance in 2012 according to a set of areas that capture our most important viability issues while corresponding to generally acknowledged domains of reporting.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Hydro's ownership equity 1)

Million mt CO2e
20122011201020092008
Bauxite & Alumina 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 2.8
Metal production 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.4 4.5
Downstream production 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Remelters 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Electricity generation 5.8 7.3 6.2 5.3 6.4
Total 13.4 15.0 13.9 12.5 14.1
1) Greenhouse gas emissions based on Hydro's ownership equity as per December 31, 2012. Direct emissions from production in Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, and downstream operations as well as from the remelters are comparable to Scope 1 emissions as defined by WBCSD/WRI GHG Protocol. Emissions from electricity generation are based on electricity consumption and IEA "CO2 emissions from Fuel Consumption 2008 factors", and are comparable to Scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity. In addition, the reported emissions from electricity include emissions from Hydro's ownership equity in the Qatalum gas-fired power plant. All figures include historical emissions from current operations

Updated: October 11, 2016