28 episodes

Industry and the modern dilemmas: Hydro Talks sets out to explore the modern dilemmas for industry and the society. How can we create a more viable society? How can we produce better while consuming less? What should investors expect? What kind of technology and innovation can we implement to work smarter? In Hydro Talks we try to make sense out of these dilemmas. Hydro Talks is a podcast from the global aluminium and energy company Hydro, with 30,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, committed to a sustainable future. Find out more about us and what we do on hydro.com.

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Industry and the modern dilemmas: Hydro Talks sets out to explore the modern dilemmas for industry and the society. How can we create a more viable society? How can we produce better while consuming less? What should investors expect? What kind of technology and innovation can we implement to work smarter? In Hydro Talks we try to make sense out of these dilemmas. Hydro Talks is a podcast from the global aluminium and energy company Hydro, with 30,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, committed to a sustainable future. Find out more about us and what we do on hydro.com.

    Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging: Room for all

    Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging: Room for all

    We have a broad definition of diversity, embracing the differences among people, including gender, age, ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation, affectional orientation and personality, as well as education, work experience, skills, language, geography, communication style, and belief.But there is much to diversity, says Kjersti Midthun Næss, People & Organizational Development Specialist in Hydro: “There’s this famous quote, ‘Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having ...

    • 48 min
    Act local, think global: Slashing carbon emissions in Brazil

    Act local, think global: Slashing carbon emissions in Brazil

    Changing from fuel oil to liquified natural gas at our Aluorte alumina refinery in Brazil will cut hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions.In this Hydro Talks podcast to talk about the “Alunorte fuel switch project” is John Thuestad, Head of Hydro’s Bauxite & Alumina business, and Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen, Head of Sustainability in Hydro.They describe how the switch not only will cut carbon emissions, it will also improve the environment for our workers and the local communities, a...

    • 15 min
    Mental health – it’s okay not to be okay

    Mental health – it’s okay not to be okay

    October 10 is World Mental Health Day and conveys the message: It’s okay not to be okay. It is initiated by World Health Organization (WHO) and marked globally. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.But why should an aluminium and energy company care about mental health? Listen to Head of Occupational Health in Hydro, Hilde Vatslid, Head of Human Resources in Hydro’s Energy business area Nina Thue and host Ande...

    • 23 min
    Cutting carbon with green hydrogen

    Cutting carbon with green hydrogen

    We need to move away from fossil fuels, and for the world to reach net zero emissions in 2050 we need renewable hydrogen. Hydro’s new green hydrogen company will help drive the uptake of green hydrogen.Per Christian Eriksen is head of Hydro Hydrogen is joined on Hydro Talks by John Barry, who is Hydro Hydrogen’s Head of Development. “Hydrogen, just like electricity, can be made from purely renewable energy resources. And industries like cement, steel and aluminium can switch...

    • 19 min
    Human rights 'due diligence': What is it and why is it important?

    Human rights 'due diligence': What is it and why is it important?

    When a company says it cares about human rights, how do you ensure that matches what’s happening on the ground?Åsne Burgess Øyehaug, CSR manager in Hydro, and Kayla Winarsky Green of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, discuss “due diligence” in human rights, an increasing focus among companies, NGOs and the authorities.Due diligence has origins in the financial world. It means taking a close look at the details when entering into a deal. In the world of corporate social responsibility, it...

    • 28 min
    Driving the 1.5° economy: aluminium, recycling and you

    Driving the 1.5° economy: aluminium, recycling and you

    Slowing climate change depends on companies and consumers choosing the right materials and the right products – and aluminium is part of the solution.Trond Olaf Christophersen, who is Head of Recycling in Hydro, discusses how the aluminium industry can make the right choices about using clean energy to produce greener aluminium, while making it easier for customers to know where and how the products they’re buying were made and can be recycled.

    • 22 min

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