Europe

Constellium Cuts Overall Waste Production By One Third Through 2020

Constellium Cuts Overall Waste Production By One Third Through 2020

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV released the 2020 Business and Sustainability Report earlier this week. The report details Constellium’s progress on several different goals, including sustainability and climate neutrality, which it hopes to achieve by mid-century. Among other accomplishments, Constellium reported...

Events

Liberty Steel Labor Reps Seek Assurance From GFG Alliance After Insolvency Of Major Financial Backer

Representatives from British trade unions seek to meet with officials at Liberty Steel after one of GFG Alliance’s major backers signaled financial trouble by entering into administration. On Monday, Greensill Capital filed insolvency paperwork with local courts. The financial firm lost insurance and investor funding for its own supply chain business last week. Gupta Family […]

Norsk Hydro Sells Aluminium Rolling Business To KPS Capital Partners For €1,380 MM

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it sold its aluminium rolling business to KPS Capital Partners for €1,380 million as part of the firm’s effort to shore up profitability and encourage sustainability. Hydro’s rolling business includes seven plants, a research and development center, global sales offices, and approximately 5,000 employees. The majority of […]

Norsk Hydro And DNV GL Collaborate On Blockchain Product Documentation System For Low-Carbon Aluminium Offerings

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA and independent global assurance provider DNV GL announced a partnership this week to develop a blockchain system for documenting product representations regarding their low-carbon aluminium products. Hydro cited the growing demand for more sustainable products, which consequently increases the desire for accurate representations regarding the product’s origins and production. […]

Alupro Launches New Website To Promote Recycling In The United Kingdom And Beyond

The UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) announced yesterday the debut of a new website to educate British consumers and global aluminium users of the significant advantages of recycling aluminium. “Recycle Aluminium” will host a wide variety of content extolling the virtues of aluminium recycling. With over 12 billion consumables within aluminium containers are sold […]

Four-Month Strike At San Ciprián Aluminium Smelter Ends

The four-month strike at the former Alcoa smelter in Spain ended last week, as the two main labor unions at the site and the site’s management have come to an agreement on plans for the plant’s labor situation. The strike began when Alcoa announced the plant’s closure four months ago. The Workers’ Commissions (CCOO) and […]