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Introduction

Welcome to our Digital Activity Report 2021-2022!

To discover what you will find in this report and what our priorities are for 2022, click on the right-hand play button to view a welcome video from our Chair, Ingrid Jörg. Then scroll down to read a statement from our Director General, Paul Voss, speaking about European Aluminium’s priorities.

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DIGITAL ACTIVITY REPORT

Statement from our Director General

Welcome to our Digital Activity Report 2021-2022! I started as European Aluminium’s new Director General in February, following in the footsteps of Gerd Götz, who successfully led the Association for nearly a decade. I am truly honoured to take on this role during what will be a vital period for both the European aluminium industry and the wider project of the European Green Deal.

Alumimium is THE base metal for making the European Green Deal. Not only is it endlessly recyclable, but it’s also a critical component in countless low carbon technologies. Think about electric cars, energy-efficient houses and circular packaging solutions, as well as renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power, batteries, and electricity cables. But navigating today’s challenging and unpredictable geopolitical context while pushing forward with the green transition calls for bold and decisive action from our industry and policymakers.

On our end, we will contribute to strengthening and greening Europe’s industrial base by sharing our expertise, collaborating with other sectors, and stepping up our sustainability commitments. Our immediate priorities include ensuring the ‘Fit for 55’ package works for aluminium, striving for climate-neutrality and strengthening trade defence against unfair practices.

I am certain European Aluminium’s incredible community of members and colleagues will help ensure aluminium’s future will be as shiny as its surface. Though I’m new to the job, the organisation and the industry, I am already hugely impressed by their talent, diversity, and drive. You will read all about their recent achievements in this activity report.

We hope you enjoy it and feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Paul Voss

Director General of European Aluminium

 

Executive committee

Ingrid Jörg

Ingrid Jörg

Chair
Philipp Schlüter

Philipp Schlüter

Vice Chair
Paul Warton

Paul Warton

Treasurer
Emilio Braghi

Emilio Braghi

Member of the Executive Committee
Constantin Catsaros

Constantin Catsaros

Member of the Executive Committee
Arnaud de Weert

Arnaud de Weert

Member of the Executive Committee
Gerald Mayer

Gerald Mayer

Member of the Executive Committee
Roberta Niboli

Roberta Niboli

Member of the Executive Committee
Simon Pelletier

Simon Pelletier

Member of the Executive Committee
John Slaven

John Slaven

Member of the Executive Committee
Roman Stiftner

Roman Stiftner

Member of the Executive Committee
Rob van Gils

Rob van Gils

Member of the Executive Committee

Our members

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Market overview