We are making our products and operations more sustainable by maximizing our use of recycled aluminum and using natural resources more efficiently. We are also protecting the health and safety of our people, developing our employees and giving back to our communities.
Why use recycled aluminum?
95% of the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with primary aluminum production are avoided.
A Means to a Beginning
Making products that are recyclable is not sufficient on its own; equally important is working to ensure that those products are actually recycled, and then used in products that continue the cycle.
Since embarking on an effort in 2011 to transform our company by dramatically expanding our production capacity and our recycling operations, we have made solid progress. In FY15, we achieved a nearly 50% recycled content rate – a 20-point jump from our FY07–09 average baseline. We also continued to make our manufacturing processes more environmentally sustainable and efficient, decreasing our energy and water intensity and reducing our absolute GHG emissions.