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. Disclosing information is key, so below you will find environmental impact on key parameters, a first analysis of how our products are aligned with the EU taxonomy and an overview of where our products end up.

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

How Elkem’s products are aligned with the EU taxonomy


What is Elkem's products environmental impact?

 

Revenue (NOK) 2020:

Share of revenue

Conserving water

100 000 000

0.4%

Contributing to sustainable energy use and mitigating climate change

647 500 000

2.7%

Silicon to solar industry

114 500 000

0.5%

Silicones to solar industry

250 000 000

1.0%

Foundry products for windmills

238 000 000

1.0%

Silicon to diesel particulate filters

45 000 000

0.2%

Promoting sustainable buildings

999 000 000

4.2%

Silicones to construction

700 000 000

2.9%

Microsilica to concrete applications (reduces need for cement)

299 000 000

 

Optimising material use

2 583 900 000

10.8%

All silicones sales (increased material efficiency)

1 350 000 000

3.6%

Silicon to aluminium (lighter vehicles
will reduce emissions)

883 000 000

3.7%

Ramming paste to aluminum

317 900 000

1.3%

Silicon to chemical segment for EV applications

33 000 000

0.3%

Preserving marine ecosystems

50 000 000

0.2%

Preserving terrestrial ecosystems

100 000 000

0.4%

Carbon electrode to silicon that ends
in positive environmental impact

19 635 000

0.1%

Revenue 2020

24 025 000 000

 

Positive environmental impact

4 500 035 000,0

19 %

 

Elkem’s material environmental impact related to revenue


Environmental numbers and revenue:

 

Unit

2018

2019

2020

Energy use

MJ

6228

6010

6400

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

Energy use per revenue

MJ/mNOK

0,25

0,27

0,27

GHG emissions/scope 1

mill tonnes

2,5

2,18

2,38

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

GHG emissions per revenue

t/mNOK

0,00010

0,00010

0,00010

VOC emissions

t

32

82

82

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

VOC emissions per revenue

t/mNOK

0,001282

0,003686

0,003413

Freshwater use

m3

36208744

79745341

86940294

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

Freshwater use per revenue

m3/mNOK

1450,21

3584,70

3618,74

COD emissions

kg

413389

324665

262715

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

COD emissions per revenue

t/mNOK

16,56

14,59

10,94

Total waste

t

339477

466443

237645

Revenue

mNOK

24 968

22 246

24 025

Total waste per revenue

t/mNOK

13,60

20,97

9,89

 

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

End markets

Total

Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicon Products

Elkem Carbon Solutions

Energy

17 %

19 %

19 %

12 %

Transportation

27 %

21 %

36 %

25 %

Construction

30 %

22 %

32 %

36 %

Consumer goods

7 %

7 %

1 %

13 %

Health and
personal care

5 %

10 %

2 %

2 %

Electronics

6 %

1 %

7 %

9 %

Chemical

9 %

20 %

3 %

3 %

Total

100 %

100 %

100 %

100 %