Every year, more than $70 million worth of aluminum ends up in Georgia landfills. And across the U.S., unrecycled aluminum accounts for more than $1.5 billion worth of waste, unnecessarily filling up landfills. As the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest aluminum recycler, we understand the value of recycling. In fact, recycling is at the core of everything we do. In our plants around the world, we work to preserve the value of aluminum and maximize the environmental benefits of using our products. Because recycling aluminum requires 95 percent less energy, it produces 95 percent fewer […]
Over the past 50 years, growth of the aluminum flat rolled product (FRP) industry has been heavily fueled by the adoption of the aluminum beverage can. Major global and domestic brands have used the aluminum can as the packaging container of choice for several decades and that trend shows no signs of stopping. With a steady global growth projection of four to five percent in 2016, aluminum beverage can sheet is still king in the FRP marketplace and remains a key strategic business for Novelis, the world leader in rolled aluminum products. As the only global producer and recycler of […]
Youngjin Steel is featuring Novelis aluminum sandwich panels at its plant and a showroom in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, Korea. The Dangjin Plant chose aluminum sandwich panels for roofing and walls. Aluminum shingles used on the roof reduce the weight of the roofing materials on the substructure compared to steel shingles and thus deliver cost savings in the facility’s construction. The plant also used aluminum sandwich panels for the main wall cladding and juxtaposed the sandwich panels with color steel panels to create a visual contrast between the two materials. Youngjin Steel took advantage of the aluminum sandwich panels’ light […]
On the heels of the climate talks in Paris, Novelis is proud to present the progress we’ve made in sustainability over the past five years and how we continue to look ahead towards achieving our future goals in sustainability. We recently published our 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting a 22% reduction in water and energy intensity and an increase in recycled content to 49%, up from a baseline of 30%. As you can see in the infographic here, we are making great strides and we still have much work to do ahead. We are proud to lead our industry in achieving […]
On Wednesday, Novelis celebrated the inauguration of a new, state-of-the-art automotive aluminium sheet production line in Nachterstedt, Germany. The €62 million investment will increase Novelis’ production capacity for the automotive industry in Europe to 350,000 metric tons annually and will create 56 new jobs at the Nachterstedt facility. With this expansion, Novelis has strengthened its position as one of the largest employers in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are longstanding partners not only in automotive manufacturing but also in sustainability.
John Gardner, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Novelis, sits down with Tony Dokoupil at MSNBC Greenhouse to talk recycling and the need for more of it, particularly when it comes to beverage cans.
This week, we joined many of our key customers and partners in sustainability – including Ford, GM, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Samsung, LG, WWF, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), SustainAbility and many more – at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. There we shared best practices and lessons learned from the past year and brainstormed ways to move forward in developing a more circular economy in the years ahead.
As part of our sustainability strategy, Novelis is committed to reducing water use intensity by 20 percent by 2020. This focus could not come at a more important time for our South America operations in Brazil. Brazil is currently experiencing its worst water crisis in over 80 years, which has already left millions of residents with no water for days at a time. Water is a critical challenge for both Novelis and wider society, as we work towards efficient and conservative use that enables long-term water security. Recently, Novelis South America made some important steps in these efforts and, in […]