Sustainability

Alcoa Becomes 27th Member Of  International Council on Mining and Metals

Alcoa Becomes 27th Member Of International Council on Mining and Metals

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation has been selected for membership in the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) according to a press release issued by the firm on Thursday. According to ICMM, Alcoa passed a rigorous and independent assessment process to...

Events

Rusal Inks US$1.085 Billion Sustainability-Linked Pre-Export Finance Facility

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the signing of a five-year, US$1.085-billion sustainability-linked pre-export finance facility, the first of its kind ever arranged by domestic and international banks in Russia. Per the firm, the facility grew from the originally-announced amount of US$750 million due to market support for its low-carbon and green aluminium […]

Rusal Processed And Sold 50 Percent Of Smelters’ Waste Over The Past Decade

Russian aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal said yesterday that it has processed and sold approximately half of the waste product generated by its various smelters over the past decade, along with processing about a tenth of the red and nepheline mud at its alumina refineries over that same time period. According to the firm, it has […]

European Aluminium Can Recycling Rates Set Record High Of 74.5 Percent In 2017

Aluminium recycling rates in Europe rose again in 2017 to 74.5 percent, a 2.3-percent bump from the year prior and good for another record high for the continent. Such was the story told by statistics released by the European Aluminium Association on Monday. Per the numbers, which took into account recycling across the European Union, […]

Aluminium: Balancing the Low-Carbon Equation

Climate change is in the headlines again, thanks largely due to the commentary of 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Though often brash and confrontational, Thunberg is emphasizing the dire straits in which humanity finds itself relative to our environment and our collective effect upon it like few others before her have done. As the world […]

Alcoa’s Baie-Comeau Aluminium Smelter In Québec Certified By Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday the certification of its Baie-Comeau aluminum smelter in Québec, Canada against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) sustainability standards. The Baie-Comeau aluminium smelter’s three-year certification by the ASI propels the plant into the ranks of Alcoa’s three other ASI-certified locations, all of which earned their certifications earlier this year. […]