the base metal
FOR the green transition
Read our strategy and policy recommendations for reaching net-zero emissions across our full value chain.
Learn about the use of aluminium in renewable energy generation and storage technologies.
Annual Turnover (2018)
Lower carbon footprint of primary production compared to China
Direct and indirect jobs across the whole value chain
for an aluminium can to go from your bin to being recycled into a new can
the amount of aluminium in a Boeing-747 airplane
Read all about the aluminium industry’s collective journey to more sustainable production, consumption and recycling.
Our Sustainability Roadmap outlines our commitments to accelerating the green transition.
Did you know aluminium is both an enabler and a consumer of solar power?
Discover how the aluminium and solar industries can work together to bolster the broad roll-out of solar photovoltaic production in Europe.
The report cites the “critical demand” for aluminium, which is used widely for both energy generation and storage technologies.
In this report on the mineral intensity of the clean energy transition, the World Bank identifies aluminium as a “high impact, cross-cutting mineral” without substitution options.
Our report covers the environmental impact of the entire aluminium value chain in Europe.
Our Environmental Profile Reports provide data on the aluminium industry’s environmental performance for its key process steps across the entire value chain.