Alcan joins Global Greenhouse Gas Register
MONTREAL, QUE-Alcan has joined the World Economic Forum's Global Greenhouse Gas Register, an initiative to stimulate the disclosure and management by companies of their world-wide GHG emissions. "Joining the WEF's greenhouse gas register underlines the importance of global accountability in Alcan's commitment to the environment," said Alcan president and CEO Travis Engen. Developed in partnership with leading international business and environmental organizations, the register aims to spur voluntary, worldwide corporate action on climate change by creating a global standard for the disclosure of emissions inventories and reduction targets. In 2003, Alcan's GHG program, Target, reduced emissions by 300,000 tonnes, more than double the established objective. The company also reduced its emissions of perfluorocarbon, another greenhouse gas, by 70%. Alcan expects to achieve its annual reduction objective of approximately 190,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2004 and 2005.