Aluminum is a solution to many of the societal and economic challenges that Europe faces as it seeks to build a competitive and sustainable industrial sector. Hence, aluminum is a key enabler of Europe’s transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy. On this basis, the European Aluminum Association (EAA) along with the European aluminum industry has developed a roadmap of how this ambition can become reality.
The fruit of long reflection by the aluminum industry — and the subject of consultation with stakeholders around Europe — the European Aluminium Industry’s Sustainability Roadmap combines concrete commitments with a voluntary approach.
Encompassing alumina and primary production through to semi-fabrication, end-use products, and recycling, the scope of the roadmap is broad. It targets everything from raw materials sourcing to product design to employee welfare and community engagement, setting out an ambitious journey to sustainability commitments that covers all aspects of the aluminum value chain. The Sustainability Roadmap is a significant milestone for EAA member companies, and a tool to proactively engage with political, NGO, and community stakeholders. Getting the most from aluminum requires a collective effort. An inclusive approach is the best way to harness all the societal benefits that our material can deliver, in other words The Aluminium Effect.