Fusina to provide carbon footprint data for all aluminum products

By CarbonChain News:

6 December, 2022 

Italy-based aluminum rolling mill Niche Fusina Rolled Products (Fusina) will start providing its customers with product carbon footprint information for its tailor-made coils, metal sheets and plates.

The scheme is being rolled out immediately, starting with marine and road transportation products delivered into Germany, Italy, Benelux, and Scandinavian markets. It is expected that in early 2023 carbon footprints will be available across all Fusina’s products and countries.

Fusina is using the services of carbon accounting platform CarbonChain for the calculations. The measurements will include all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), using the ‘cradle-to-gate’ approach. This covers:

  • All upstream supply chain emissions associated with input materials (primary and scrap aluminum), from the extraction of bauxite at the mine to delivery at Fusina’s plants;
  • All process emissions involved in operating Fusina’s integrated plant, which contains a cast house, rolling mills and finishing lines.

As part of making product emissions available to customers, Fusina will be calculating its entire corporate carbon footprint associated with manufacturing aluminum (Scopes 1, 2 and 3), to understand the impact of existing efforts towards emissions reductions (including recycling on-site and use of 30% scrap in input aluminum), and to proactively continue to identify ways to reduce the carbon intensity of its products, production and supply chain.

Aluminum is the most carbon-intense base metal, at the same time as being a critical material in the energy transition. Fusina’s customer base represents the marine, commercial transportation, and industrial sectors, which increasingly want to find lower-carbon options, whether to meet their own regulatory and reporting requirements or to meet their own climate targets towards net zero.

Vincenzo Zinni, CEO, Niche Fusina Rolled Products, said:

“We’re deeply committed to transparency and action on the GHG emissions of our products. CarbonChain will enable us to show customers precisely how our products perform, and inform the development of our own emissions reduction targets and strategies. We believe we’re among the first movers in aluminum production to measure our upstream and process emissions at this level of accuracy, and hope to contribute to a move to transparency and positive action in the industry.”

Adam Hearne, CEO and Co-founder, CarbonChain, said:

“CarbonChain is tailored for commodity supply chains. Our specialist expertise in calculating emissions from extraction to end product will help Fusina and its customers understand where their most important emissions lie and how to reduce them, and benchmark their performance. We hope this spurs action across industrial supply chains and supports the manufacturing industry in its efforts to meet urgent global climate targets.”

CarbonChain uses an independent emissions database and third-party verified methodology, following the world’s most trusted carbon accounting standards. The platform provides granular emissions tracking at the asset level, making the measurements as accurate as possible, with auditable and certifiable reports. 

Contact: Dan Byrne, Partner, DADA (dbyrne@dadaholdings.com)