The most climate-friendly copper in the world

made in Tyrol.

Copper produced by Montanwerke Brixlegg AG through upcycling is made using 100% recycled materials and with significantly less CO2 compared with primary copper works. Thanks to our copper production recycling process, our company is already making a huge contribution to climate protection and to European and national climate targets.

Through our work with selected energy suppliers and the resulting purchase of more environmentally friendly and sustainable energy, we also remain mindful of our indirect impact on the climate and we optimise this. In addition, we keep our CO2 footprint as low as possible when transporting our products, which we accomplish by moving transport from road to rail and the operational connection track.

Demand for environmentally friendly products and their product carbon footprint is constantly increasing and by applying international environmental accounting standards, we are able to guarantee the transparent communication of our products’ environmental footprint.

Our environmental accounting in accordance with ISO 14040/14044 results in a verified product carbon footprint pursuant to ISO 14067 of 0.739 tons of CO2 per ton of copper cathode produced (scope 1 + 2 + 3). This means that we produce the copper with the lowest CO2 footprint in the industry.

However, we see the advantages of our copper production not only in economic terms, as this makes us attractive partners for OEMs and suppliers. We also see the role we play with our business activities in society as a whole and with regard to the future: The more CO2 we save ourselves and the more we can support other companies in reducing their carbon footprint, the sooner we can give future generations the opportunity to live in a world that is still worth living in.

We are aware of this responsibility. Thanks to our extensive sustainability commitment in the past, we have already been able to achieve great successes - and measures are also planned for the future that will make copper from Brixlegg an essential part of the change toward climate neutrality in industry and society. From now on, we will report on these measures on an ongoing basis in voluntary, annual sustainability reports.