Sustainability impact

There are several ways of measuring how Elkem impacts society at large, both in production and in end markets. It is important for stakeholders to understand both where our products end up, and the footprint along the value chain.

Are you interested in other impact measures? Take a look at our ESG performance report.

 

 

Revenue (NOK) 2021

Share of revenue

Revenue (NOK) 2020:

Share of revenue

Silicones and silicon to solar industry

368 mill

1.1%

364,5 mill

1.5%

Foundry products for windmills

288 mill

0.9%

238 mill

1.0%

Silicones to construction

5063 mill

15%

700 mill

2.9%

Microsilica to concrete applications (reduces need for cement)

405 mill

1.2%

299 mill

1.2%

Silicon to aluminium (lighter vehicles
will reduce emissions)

1056 mill

3.1%

883 mill

3.7%

Carbon to aluminum

582 mill

1.7%

317,9 mill

1.3%

Silicones for EV applications

851 mill

2.5%

33 mill

0.3%

Carbon electrode to silicon that ends
in positive environmental impact

127 mill

0.4%

19,6 mill

0.1%

Revenue and total share of sold products supplying the green transition

 33 717 mill 

 26%

24 025 mill

12%

 

Elkem’s material environmental impact related to revenue


Environmental numbers and revenue:

 

Unit

2018

2019

2020

2021

Energy use

MJ

6228

6010

6400

6536

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717

Energy use per revenue

MJ/mNOK

0,25

0,27

0,27

 0,19

GHG emissions/scope 1

mill tonnes

2,5

2,18

2,38

2,66

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717

GHG emissions per revenue

t/mNOK

100

98

99

79 

VOC emissions

t

32

82

82

51

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717

VOC emissions per revenue

kg/mNOK

1,28

3,69

3,41

 1,51

Freshwater use

megalitres

36 208

79 745

86 940

85 654

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717

Freshwater use per revenue

megalitres /mNOK

1,45

3,58

3,62

2,54 

COD emissions

kg

413 389

324 665

262 715

201 732

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717

COD emissions per revenue

kg/mNOK

16,56

14,59

10,94

 5,98

Total waste

t

339 477

466 443

237 645

397 247 

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

33 717 

Total waste per revenue

t/mNOK

13,60

20,97

14,82

11,78 

 

Elkem’s key end markets – where our products end up

End markets

Total

Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicon Products

Elkem Carbon Solutions

Energy

10 %

0.1 %

13.5 %

12 %

Transportation

29 %

25 %

37.5 %

25 %

Construction

33 %

32 %

38 %

36 %

Consumer goods

7 %

6 %

1 %

13 %

Health and
personal care

5 %

10 %

1 %

2 %

Electronics

6 %

2 %

6 %

9 %

Chemical

10 %

25 %

3 %

3 %

Total

100 %

100 %

100 %

100 %