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Gränges Signs On to UN’s Global Compact

Gränges Signs On to UN’s Global Compact

Sweden’s Gränges AB announced yesterday that it will adopt and implement the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses intended to encourage businesses to adopt policies that are both sustainable and socially responsible. The compact...

Events

Rusal’s Aughinish Alumina Back in Black in 2015

The Republic of Ireland’s Aughinish Alumina plant pulled off an astounding reversal in its bottom line, reporting a US$14.4 million pretax profit one year after turning in a US$12.1 million loss. According to financials, the plant’s turnovers dropped four percent, from US$719 million to US$688 million. “The alumina refinery operation was steady and reliable throughout […]

An undersea transmission cable potential threat to smelters

Smelters in South Eastern Europe, before all KAP in Podgorica, Montenegro and Aluminij d.d. in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, are potentially at risk of experiencing higher electricity costs after an undersea transmission cable becomes functional in late 2018. On October 4, ground works officially started on Montenegro’s coast, near the town of Budva (cape Jaz), […]

Recycling aluminium packaging – A UK Case Study

Experience, advocacy and working programmes boost “real” industry performance The UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) acts as the voice of the industry on issues of government policy and legislative development. Its various activities are directed to help the industry and community meet and exceed recycling targets for aluminium packaging. But, where are we now […]

Constellium to Provide Aluminium for Peugeot 3008

Dutch aluminium products firm Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that it will be the supplier of Crash Management Systems and Automotive Body Sheets for French automotive maker Peugeot’s compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) model 3008. The model, complete with aluminium components, will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show early next month. According to the […]