North America

Alcoa Recognized As Aluminium Industry Sustainability Leader By S&P Global

Alcoa Recognized As Aluminium Industry Sustainability Leader By S&P Global

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced earlier this week that it has been named the aluminium industry’s top performer by S&P Global in the just-released Sustainability Yearbook 2020. S&P Global utilizes SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment to determine its yearly rankings, which is...

Events

Kentucky Aluminium Smelter Firm Braidy In Grip Of Leadership Power Struggle

The company building a US$1.7-billion aluminium mill in Kentucky became embroiled in a leadership battle late last week, as the firm’s CEO went to social media to deny a company statement saying he stepped down. Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard posted on social media on Friday that he did not authorize a press release issued […]

Trump Administration Hikes Import Tariffs On Derivative Aluminium And Steel Imports

Tariffs on some imported aluminium and steel products will rise next month after United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation alleging that producers from some countries are circumventing existing import tariffs by shipping derivative goods instead of raw metal. On Friday the White House issued the proclamation which boosts the duties on derivative aluminium […]

US, EU, and Japan Aluminium Associations Laud Agreement To Strengthen WTO Rules Against Subsidized Capacity

The Aluminum Association, European Aluminium, and the Japan Aluminium Association released a joint statement yesterday hailing an agreement among their respective governments to cooperate on strengthening World Trade Organization rules on industrial subsidies. Citing an agreement among trade ministers from the three jurisdictions that the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures should be amended […]

Jupiter Aluminum Achieves First Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certification By US-Based Firm

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of Indiana’s aluminium milling firm Jupiter Aluminum Corporation’s facilities in Hammond against ASI’s Performance Certification for responsible aluminium production, sourcing, and stewardship. Jupiter’s ASI certification is the first achieved by a United States-based aluminium firm. The Hammond facilities are the site of Jupiter’s scrap […]