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CBA’s ESG Strategy 2030 translates our decision to embed environmental, social and governance factors in our core business into actions that are aligned with global trends in business sustainability.
Our 2030 goals will be achieved through a set of initiatives across 15 programs, grouped into 10 levers—4 in the environmental pillar, 2 in the social pillar, 3 in the governance pillar, and 1 cross-cutting lever spanning all business areas.
By 2030, deliver an offering of low-carbon aluminum products and sustainable solutions to the world’s problems, while developing the regions where we operate and positively influencing the end-to-end aluminum value chain.
Certifications and Commitments
Our certifications to the highest global standards, and our collaborations with prestigious organizations specializing in sustainability, inspire us to achieve further progress on our ESG strategy.
We support the 2030 Agenda, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN Global Compact’s ten principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We also actively participate in the Thematic Groups on Energy & Climate, Anti-corruption, Human Rights & Labor, and Action for the SDGs. And we are one of the 15 companies selected to participate in the Young SDG Innovators Program, launched in 2021.
CBA was the first aluminum company in the Americas to receive combined certification against the ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards. The certification process covered three mine operations, two plants and our offices in São Paulo (SP), with our Metalex operation due to be certified in 2021. ASI certification attests that we adhere to internationally recognized ESG standards in the production of aluminum, across each stage of the value chain.
MSCI ESG Rating
We have been awarded an MSCI ESG Rating of “A”. An MSCI ESG Rating is designed to measure a company's resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC).
Acordo Ambiental SP
We are among the São Paulo-based companies and associations that have voluntarily committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and regularly participate in meetings of the Environmental Chamber for Climate Change.
We are members of and actively participate in the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), which currently brings together around 60 of the largest corporations in Brazil. CEBDS is a not-for-profit civil association that promotes sustainable development through advocacy in government and civil society.
Gold reporting status in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program
For CBA’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory – 2020, 2019, 2018.
CBA has been ranked as one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Brazil. The ranking, compiled by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute, recognizes each country’s best-performing workplaces for organizational practices.
We annually respond to the CDP climate change questionnaire, the global gold standard for environmental reporting. CBA has been awarded a leadership-level CDP score of A-, the highest possible rating for organizations making non-public disclosures. CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
Science Based Targets
CBA has subscribed to the Science Based Targets, a joint initiative of the Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to enable companies to set targets that can effectively contribute to limiting global temperature rise.