We approach sustainability holistically, therefore, we go beyond products to reduce the upfront and embodied emissions of the building’s carbon footprint. By improving our operations, we aim to reduce our footprint by cutting CO2 emissions of our sites by 15% while reducing water consumption and waste.
We cannot improve our impact as a company if we do not create safe and responsible workplaces. By rethinking our commuting and business trips and by improving every detail in our workplace, from artificial light usage, to printing, recycling bins, or single-use plastics, we aim to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities and how we run our business by 50%. We also take responsibility within our company by creating an engaging, inclusive and diverse working environment for our employees, who also pursue a responsible mindset in their activities.
By reducing and optimizing our energy consumption and by investing in greener, renewable energy, we have been drastically reducing our energy consumption per processed ton since 2018.
We cannot improve our impact as a company if we do not tackle our individual behaviours. By implementing sustainability trainings and webinars; by rethinking our commuting and business trips, through home offices and online working practices and by improving every detail in our workplace, from artificial light usage, to printing, recycling bins, or single-use plastics. Between 2018 and 2020, we managed to save 2 waste bins per processed ton of aluminium and we keep reducing the amount of landfilled waste.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
At WICONA, when it comes to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB), our long-term goal is to be the mirror of our society. To achieve our ambition to create an inclusive work culture, we have a strong action planed organized around a dedicated DIB Working Group to screen our practices, increase internal awareness and train our HRs and leaders.
We also have two gender goals: to have 50% of our new hires be females by 2025 and reach 27% of female employees by the same year. Our focus will be on operations and sales, where gender diversity in the weakest in the building and construction sector. It means we all have the responsibility to educate the building and construction market and show how women are as capable as men to do the job. It implies working hand in hand with our partners towards a gender-aware market.
Build beyond tomorrow
We believe that to be truly sustainable, we must look to a world beyond four walls and work to make it a reality – starting today. That´s why we go beyond simply world-class low-carbon materials, to run every part of our business as sustainably as possible.
WICONA has a holistic approach to sustainability and act within 3 main areas:
¹ 8.6 kg of CO2 per kg of aluminium is the carbon footprint of primary aluminium used in Europe (cradle to gate) – European Aluminium 2018 report