Harsco Metals & Minerals

The interest in sustainability has never been greater as the depletion of natural resources and the impact of climate change raise concerns worldwide.

At Harsco Metals & Minerals, we share these concerns and are taking steps to mitigate the impact on the environment. We are experienced in recycling materials, which forms part of our core business, but we are also committed to reducing CO2 emissions on all the sites we operate. There are various ways one can reduce emissions and they differ from site to site. The information below explains the systematic way Harsco Metals & Minerals Holland is dealing with CO2 reduction.

Harsco Metals & Minerals Holland: CO2 performance ladder

The CO2 performance ladder was developed in 2009 in the Netherlands by the Dutch government task organisation, Prorail. The ladder is an instrument that helps organizations reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, thereby reducing operational costs and enhancing innovation. Harsco Metals & Minerals Holland will utilise the ladder as an instrument to reduce CO2 emissions.

The ladder is divided into four separate parts:

  1. Insight: The organisation is aware of the different energy streams used within the company and from this understanding determines the carbon footprint.
  2. Reduction: Ambitious reduction goals are developed and drawn into an energy action plan.
  3. Transparency: The organization communicates to internal and external stakeholders on their CO2 policies.
  4. Participation: The organization participates in a sector initiative to share ideas with other organizations to reduce CO2 emissions.

By attaining the performance ladder certification, Harsco Metals & Minerals Holland emphasizes the importance of reducing CO2 emissions and confirm our commitment to be a sustainable partner and employer who encourages innovation within the organization. Harsco Metals &Minerals Holland endeavours to be certified for the ladder by the end of 2018.


Energy Management Actionplan for CO2 reduction (PDF - 193kb)
Explanation of the Initiative (PDF - 51kb)
Carbon Footprint Jan to June 2018 (PDF - 340kb)
Carbon Footprint 2017 (PDF - 369kb)

For more information of the CO2 performance ladder and for additional published documents, please visit the website of SKAO (https://www.skao.nl/)