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Using Life Cycle Methodology to drive understanding and improvement

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

Article provided by Capral Aluminium

Capral Aluminium, a leading supplier of extruded aluminium products in Australia, is taking impressive strides towards reducing its environmental impact and setting an example for the entire aluminium industry. By adopting life cycle methodologies, Capral takes a holistic approach to identifying potential environmental impacts and driving improvement opportunities throughout its product life cycle.

Not only is Capral committed to reducing its carbon footprint, but the company is also leading the charge towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Capral has joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), making them the first aluminium extruder in Australia to do so. This commitment extends beyond reducing emissions to adopting sustainable practices and incorporating low-carbon aluminium in their value chain.

Capral's introduction of the LocAl® brand, which includes two lower-carbon primary aluminium options, is a significant step towards achieving its sustainability goals. These products are among the lowest carbon aluminium options available globally, the aluminium billet used to extrude these products are sourced exclusively from ASI-certified smelters. Additionally, Capral is implementing circularity principles by supplying scrap aluminium for remelting, ensuring a sustainable supply chain.

Capral's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its products to its operations and decision-making processes. The company recognises the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Capral will implement environmental and social safeguards and publicly disclose its ecological impact and progress towards achieving the net-zero target.

Capral Aluminium is driving improvements throughout its entire product life cycle, reducing environmental impact, improving decision-making, and cost savings by adopting life cycle methodologies. This approach ensures that products or processes remain competitive and relevant in the marketplace, meeting stakeholder needs and expectations.

Overall, Capral Aluminium is leading the way in the Australian Aluminium Industry in reducing the environmental impact of its operations, products, and decision-making processes. Their commitment to sustainability and adoption of life cycle methodologies is an excellent example for other businesses in the industry to follow as they work towards a more sustainable future.

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