Environment and Community
The Carbon Footprint
Norðurál produces aluminum in an environmentally friendly manner and emphasises that its operations are conducted in harmony with the environment. We strive to minimise the environmental impact as well as promoting the responsible use of energy and raw materials.
Our environmental goals are:
- Minimising greenhouse gas emissions
- Increased staff knowledge on environmental impact.
- Increased recycling and responsible waste disposal.
Norðurál uses a environmental management system that has been certified by the international ISO 14001 standard.
The best researched area of the country
Hvalfjörður is one of Iceland’s best researched areas. Independent research and monitoring of 109 different environmental factors makes sure that the operations of Norðurál and other industry at Grundartagi are not harmful to the environment. Norðurál meets or exceeds all requirements in the operational license and regulations.
Environmental Report 2016
Big and Small Community Projects
Every year Norðurál supports various kinds of community projects. We support ÍA, Skallagrímur and Valur sports clubs, an old light house, the kids in Grundaskóli and Brekkubæjarskóli in Akranes, sea bathing, boxing, horse riding, photography, environmental projects, arts and care for the elderly. Applications for a Norðurál community grant should be submitted by e-mail along with information on the project and the estimated capital requirements. We review the applications four times a year.