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Sustainability Metrics

Greenhouse Gas (Ghg) Emissions

GHG Emissions For Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023

Divisions FY2022 Scope 1 FY2022 Scope 2 FY 2023 Scope 1 FY 2023 Scope 2
North American Fenestration 7,985.0 39,307.0 6,887.9 43,446.8
Quanex Custom Components 2,420.0 21,339.0 3,164.2 19,774.3
European Fenestration 1,813.4 332.9 3,942.9 330.0
Corporation Total 12,218.4 60,978.9 13,994.9 63,551.2

GHG Intensity (tCO2e)/(mt) Finished Goods

Divisions FY2022 FY2023
North American Fenestration 0.66 0.64
Quanex Custom Components 0.68 0.75
European Fenestration 0.049 0.10
Corporation Total 0.49 0.50

Heat Energy from Renewable Biofuels (kWh)

Division FY2022 FY2023
Quanex Custom Components 136,717,204 126,050,270

UTILITY CONSUMPTION

Electricity Usage (kWh)

Divisions FY2022 FY2023 2022 % From Renewable Sources 2023 % From Renewable Sources
North American Fenestration 86,692,259 88,259,873 0 0
Quanex Custom Components 42,686,288 39,420,880 0 0
European Fenestration 24,460,323 24,161,266 16% 47.9%
Corporation Total 153,838,870 151,842,019 3% 9.8%

 

Total Energy Consumption (kWh)

Divisions FY2022 % From Renewable Sources FY2023 % From Renewable Sources
North American Fenestration 131,910,738 0% 127,010,880 0%
Quanex Custom Components 191,325,182 71% 177,819,150 71%
European Fenestration 34,407,562 11% 32,728,344 35%
Corporation Total 357,643,482 39% 337,558,374 41%

Of the total energy consumed by our facilities worldwide in fiscal 2023, 43.3% was derived from renewable sources. The renewable sources include (i) wind and solar electricity consumed at our facility in Heinsberg, Germany (1.1% of total energy consumed) and (ii) heat from the burning of hardwood sawdust at four locations in our Quanex Custom Components business (38.8% of total energy consumed).

Water Usage (M3)

Divisions FY2022 FY2023
North American Fenestration 175,088 266,908
Quanex Custom Components 138,234 28,237
European Fenestration 8,495 9,815
Corporation Total 321,817 304,960

This figure represents the total water usage across all our manufacturing operations around the world. Quanex is keenly aware that water is a precious resource, and our teams strive to reduce water consumption through continuous improvement activities.

Natural Gas Usage (kWh)

Divisions FY2022 FY2023
North American Fenestration 45,218,479 38,751,007
Quanex Custom Components 11,921,690 12,348,001
European Fenestration 9,947,239 8,567,077
Corporation Total 67,087,408 59,666,085

This figure represents the consumption of natural gas from all Quanex manufacturing locations around the world.

WASTE GENERATION

Hazardous Waste (mt)

Divisions FY2022 FY2023
North American Fenestration 8.2 9.6
Quanex Custom Components 0 0.0
European Fenestration 82.1 82.1
Corporation Total 90.3 91.7

In considering our hazardous waste generation, we found that contradictory definitions of “hazardous waste” presented by various jurisdictions presented a roadblock to our ability to disclose a single worldwide metric. In Germany, for example, the legal definition of “hazardous waste” includes a certain process wastewater that does not qualify as hazardous within the United States or United Kingdom. The United Kingdom likewise has a more stringent hazardous waste definition than does the United States, though not as stringent as Germany. As such, it is important to view each of the fiscal year figures disclosed within the proper context by considering the conflicting legal definitions that drive each jurisdiction’s definition of “hazardous waste.”

 

Non-Hazardous Waste (mt)

Divisions FY2022 FY2023
North American Fenestration NA 9,579,447
Quanex Custom Components NA 1,350,192
European Fenestration NA 1,011,884
Corporation Total NA 11,941,523

Legend

tCO2e = Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent

mt = Metric Tons

kWh = Kilowatt Hours

M3 = Cubic Meters

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