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Norsk Hydro ASA

Norsk Hydro ASA is a global supplier of aluminium with activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminium products and building systems. The company operates one of the world's largest bauxite mines and the world's largest alumina refinery, both of which are located in Brazil. Hydro has primary metal production facilities in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar.

Hydro’s purpose is to create a more viable society by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways. We support the EITI’s work to increase transparency and disclosure as a vehicle to build trust between governments, companies and civil society, which is a precondition for progress that benefits everyone.

Hilde Merete Aasheim President & CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA

Engagement with the EITI 

Hydro has disclosed payments to host governments according to the EITI Standard since 2005. Hydro's mining operation takes place in Brazil only. Brazilian activities are reported according to EITI standards, although Brazil is currently not an EITI implementing country.

Other significant countries of operation include Germany, Norway and the USA. The company publishes its payments to authorities per project in countries where the company has operations in the country by country section of its annual report. Read about the company’s annual reports on Hydro's website

Strengthening transparency

Hydro's country by country report has been developed to comply with legal requirements stated in the Norwegian Accounting Act §3-3d and the Norwegian Security Trading Act §5-5a, valid from 2014. According to the Norwegian Accounting Act, the country by country reporting should be on a project level and payments should be reported per public authority. 

Hydro reports according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. These standards are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on economic, environmental and social dimensions of their activities, products and services.

Read more about the company's sustainability approach

Company assessment

Download the results of the 2023 assessment of company progress in meeting the Expectations for EITI supporting companies.