Cradle-to-grave ESG recycling studies
ESG value chain consulting
Analysing the environmental impacts of PGM recycling
SFA (Oxford) has evaluated and quantified the environmental footprints of recycled material in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and additional processing required compared to primary mining activities. Our assistance to recyclers to quantify the environmental investment case for PGM recycling is a vital step towards a sustainable and circular economy. The upside to recyclers to benefit from this secondary feed source and a fully integrated environmental strategy could mean enhancing supply security for a circular economy.
Promoting your green recycling credentials
SFA can demonstrate the environmental benefits of recycled PGM materials to highlight the green credentials recycling operations offer within the supply chain. Our extensive history of providing granular analysis along the complex supply chain of recycled materials, and foothold in ESG analysis ensures a comprehensive evaluation. To promote the green credentials of recycling relative to mining, SFA can unpack and analyse your mining and recycling operations data to boost the environmental case for recycling to support green financing options in the following areas:
Life cycle review of autocatalyst recycling to highlight environmental impacts of collection and recycling of PGM to prevent the dispersal of critical metals into the environment.
High-level comparisons between mining and recycling:
Metal contents, metal splits and recovery rates.
Material composition and chemical analysis of autocatalysts versus mined ore, concentrate and waste.
Tonnage volumes between mined ore, concentrate and crushed recycled catalyst material.
Emissions from the recycling of autocatalysts from inside the processing plant.
Quantify emissions generated outside the processing plant including spent catalyst transport emissions to derive a complete CO2 footprint of the recycled source material.
Quantify typical emissions at the refinery after smelting.
Let us analyse your recycling footprint
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Other ESG consulting solutions
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Augmenting ESG strategy, planning and Board support
SFA works closely with value chain players to understand how materially significant ESG issues can be integrated into their wider company strategy.
Peer-group ESG benchmarking
SFA's benchmarking of PGM and Battery Raw Material producers on critical ESG factors generates high-resolution insights for sustainability-conscious investors.
Battery life cycle analysis and ESG impact
SFA evaluates the long and complex life cycle analysis of battery metals and materials to improve the recycling opportunities available for market stakeholders.
Sustainable investing and portfolio realignment
SFA supports investors finance new projects and opportunities through analysing clean energy investment targets and portfolios to reach their sustainability goals.
Asset optimisation and energy sustainability
SFA assists clients in capital-intensive industries to optimise assets and energy processes to reduce their environmental footprint to achieve higher returns.
Balancing the grid and energy storage
With the energy transition well underway, SFA helps energy-intensive industries with energy storage assessments to reduce their reliance on the grid.
Policy implications and regulation landscape
SFA delivers detailed insights into climate change policies and sustainability targets to support industry stakeholders sustainability targets and market impacts.
ESG investor board packs and roadshows
SFA provides institutional investors and industrial players with sustainability and energy insights to enhance their pathway to net-zero strategies.
'Black box' ESG scenario and modelling
SFA executes scenario analysis to evaluate the impact of ESG development and clean energy to meet sustainability goals and optimise investment returns.
Sustainable mobility strategies for tomorrow
SFA supports mobility companies with their strategies providing global or local industry context, benchmarking competitors and identifying new opportunities.
Charging infrastructure and sustainable energy
SFA can help you analyse the rise of electric vehicle charging, grid development and clean energy to enhance your sustainable transport and air pollution strategies.
Decarbonising PGMs, BRM and the Hydrogen economy
SFA evaluates mine-to-market carbon reduction opportunities for producers to OEMs by tracking product carbon footprints and process emissions.
Establish a new 'green' premium market price
SFA can help you unlock a green carbon price premium and identify new opportunities by assisting your transition away from high emissions-intensive processes.
Human capital and organisational planning
The SFA team has completed many labour workforce projects analysing demographic trends and forecasting future labour requirements.
Country-wide ESG investment reviews
SFA’s regional industry ESG assessments analyse and peer-review your competitors to help discover the environmental leaders, and sector underperformers to measure future value opportunities.
Carbon trading and emissions intelligence
SFA can help industrial clients accelerate investments into low carbon energy sources with in-depth research into carbon trading systems and credit mechanisms to help offset and reduce their carbon emissions.
Carbon capture, utilisation and storage
SFA's insights of CCUS evaluates opportunities and technology risks for circular-economy players seeking to optimise their clean energy transition and long-term sustainability goals.
How can we help you?
SFA (Oxford) provides bespoke, independent intelligence on the strategic metal markets, specifically tailored to your needs. To find out more about what we can offer you, please contact us.