Environment & Biodiversity


Our environmental ambition is to minimise our footprint by proactively managing our impact on biodiversity and by promotion efficient resource management and waste management along the value chain. Our environmental strategy emphasises several aspects.


Our biggest impact on biodiversity is at our mine in Paragominas in the state of Paras in Northern Brazil where the forest is cleared for bauxite mining. A rehabilitation programme is currently in place to monitor the local flora and fauna and to rehabilitate the mined areas. This rehabilitation programme is being supported by research on biodiversity performed by a consortium of local Brazilian Universities in partnership with Hydro and the University of Oslo.

Our Targets:

  • Eliminate the reforestation gap by 2020
  • Achieve a 1:1 rehabilitation of available rehabilitation areas over two hydrological seasons after release.

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