American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum yesterday announced the publication of its first-ever annual Sustainability Report, which emphasizes the firm’s commitment to health, safety, and sustainability.
Per the firm, the Sustainability Report incorporates information from its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy. Among the highlights of the report include noting that the entirety of the power provided to its Nordural Grundartangi ehf. is derived from either geothermal or hydroelectric sources, and its operations at Sebree and Hawesville continue to incorporate more and more energy obtained from renewable resources.
Also highlighted is the technical redesign of the Vlissingen anode plant to optimize energy use and production capacity, and development and implementation of new pot technology at Hawesville that is expected to do the same.
Century is also continuing to develop “green aluminium” products designed to reduce carbon output both by the firm itself and its customers as well. One example of such is its new Natur-Al aluminium, which the firm debuted last year.
Michael A. Bless, President and Chief Executive Officer, noted the importance of the new Sustainability Report in a related press release.
“We are pleased to publish Century’s first Sustainability Report and look forward to engaging on this most important of topics with our entire community of stakeholders. The maintenance of safe and sustainable operations has always taken precedence at Century. We believe this is a set of priorities in which continuous improvement, with a disposition for urgency, is required. We are committed to playing a leading role as our industry addresses these generational challenges.”
Century Aluminum is the most prolific primary aluminium producer in North America. Additionally, it is the only domestic provider of specialty aluminium alloys used in several national defense applications.