International organisations seeking to promote use of recycling aluminium products

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A memorandum of understanding has been signed to enable two international aluminium organisations to work together on the sustainable use and recycling of aluminium.

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) brings the two organisations together for five years to share measurement, reporting and verification frameworks and selected industry data on greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy use, waste and risk management, among other issues.

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The collaboration is expected to enhance efficiencies for both organisations and their members by supporting common approaches where relevant.

Norsk Hydro executive vice president and IAI chair Hilde Aasheim (pictured) said: “As demand continues to grow for lightweight, strong, safe and energy efficient aluminium products, customers in a number of markets are increasingly demanding certified assurances of those products’ sustainability claims, in addition to sector-wide performance data.

“Today’s MoU between IAI and ASI will enable the development of globally applicable standards for measuring and verifying sustainability performance, including greenhouse gas emissions, along the supply chain, by drawing on the four decades of industry experience and data that the IAI and its members have amassed.”