Viability performance

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 2011.

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 2011 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


Million mt CO2e
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Bauxite & Alumina 3.4 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.0
Metal production 3.7 3.7 3.4 4.5 4.5
Downstream production 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Remelters 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Electricity generation 7.3 6.2 5.3 6.4 7.6
Total 14.9 13.8 12.5 14.2 14.5
Greenhouse gas emissions based on Hydro’s ownership equity as per December 31, 2011. Emissions from electricity generation are based on electricity consumption and IEA “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion” 2008 factors. These emissions include 1.9 million metric tons from Hydro’s ownership equity in the Qatalum owned gas-fired power plant in Qatar. The power plant reached full capacity during 2011.

Updated: October 11, 2016