a responsible future

Delivering a responsible future

For us, sustainable development is about:

  • managing our business risks and interests to deliver mutual value for our business and many stakeholders
  • collaborating with local and global partners to create trust and generate long-lasting solutions to complex challenges
  • continually looking for safer, smarter, sustainable ways to grow our business and advance our industry

This includes making and selling the aluminium that’s transformed into products used to raise living standards worldwide.
At the Aluminium product group, we’re helping deliver a responsible future through our:

Product stewardship
We’re actively working to reduce the impact and increase the benefits of our products across their lifecycle. Visit Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) to find out how we’re helping deliver a responsible aluminium value chain and the world’s first Responsible Aluminium Standard.

Social commitment
We build active partnerships with communities and other stakeholders based on mutual respect and sustainable benefits across generations. Adopting a responsible approach ensures we gain and maintain our licence to operate. It gives our stakeholders confidence and improves our access to resources, people and capital.

Emissions reductions
To reduce GHG emissions, we’re focused on greater energy efficiency and the increased use of aluminium as an infinitely recyclable material. We also continue to invest in advancing our AP Technology™ solutions, widely recognised as the industry benchmark for environmental performance.

Health, safety and environment (HSE) commitment
We care about people and the world we live in. We also understand that effectively managing our HSE responsibilities is key to our long term success. That’s why we’re committed to Zero Harm by Choice. This entails preventing fatalities, injuries and illnesses while working proactively to protect the environment.
Across our facilities, we strive to protect the environment and safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of the people who work at our sites and of the communities in which we operate. We achieve this by continuously improving our HSE performance while complying with internal HSE requirements and local HSE legislation.

All our employees, contactors and other key stakeholders are aware of and understand the HSE hazards and risks that affect our business and neighbouring

All our employees and contractors have the competencies to undertake their work safely while taking care of their health and minimising environmental impacts.

Our work activities comply with all legal and other HSE related requirements, and our employees are empowered to take action to minimise HSE risks.

We’re recognised for excellence in the way we manage HSE. We involve every employee in HSE improvements.

To achieve our HSE goals, we:

  • foster a culture that doesn’t tolerate threats to health, safety and the environment
  • ensure the real and active involvement of all employees and contractors
  • hold our leaders accountable for improving HSE performance and providing the resources to do so
  • support our teams with the right systems

Delivering a responsible future

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