Sustainability

Gränges Shanghai Automotive Aluminium Production Plant Gains ASI Certification

Gränges Shanghai Automotive Aluminium Production Plant Gains ASI Certification

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB’s Shanghai production facility is the latest plant to achieve certification against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s Performance Standard. The plant’s production includes aluminium strips and plates used in automotive manufacturing applications. ASI notes the certification’s symbol as...

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte Refinery And Paragominas Mine Achieve ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced certification for two more plants under the Norsk Hydro umbrella yesterday, namely the Paragominas bauxite mine and the Alunorte alumina refinery in northern Brazil. The ASI said the two operations passed certification for both its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. Hydro’s scrap re-melting and casthouse operations have […]

BYD Showcases Popular All-Aluminium 12-Meter eBus At Stockholm Conference

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD Co Ltd showcased its all-aluminium 12-meter (39-foot) eBus last week at Stockholm’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The model is an all-electric, emissions-free eBus that is produced in trim levels with either two or three doors. The Hungarian-built bus boasts a capacity of 80 passengers and is the firm’s most popular […]

Constellium Earns Corporate Social Responsibility Award From Groupe PSA

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday its acceptance of the Groupe PSA 2019 Supplier Award for the category of “Corporate Social Responsibility.” In bestowing the award to Constellium, Groupe PSA said the firm has displayed a robust commitment to sustainability, gaining it recognition from many quarters, including sustainability rating agency EcoVadis, […]

Three Out Of Four Aluminium Cans Recycled In The U.K. In 2018

Three out of four aluminium beverage cans in the United Kingdom find their way back into the aluminium value stream, marking an all-time high for aluminium beverage cans. Such was the message from the UK’s Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) earlier this week. According to Alupro, the UK’s 75-percent recycling rate is a significant improvement […]

Noranda Bauxite Praised For Land Reclamation Efforts In Jamaica

Jamaica’s Mining Minister Robert Montague lauded Noranda Bauxite for its responsible land reclamation efforts last week, noting the success the firm has had in refurbishing former mining sites for use as agricultural and water storage lands. Commenting at Noranda Bauxite’s Agriculture Education Industry Exposition in St. Ann on Thursday, Montague reiterated his government’s commitment to […]