Novelis Leads Global Effort to Increase Closed-Loop Recycling and Reduce Carbon


27 November 2014

Novelis Leads Global Effort to Increase Closed-Loop Recycling and Reduce Carbon - edie.net

As the year draws to a close, we are delighted to publish our 2014 Sustainability Report, which shows solid progress towards our business and sustainability objectives, even in the face of some significant market challenges.

The scale and pace of change and expansion underway in our company remains unprecedented – and yet our execution remains superb, which is a testament to the talented, committed and hardworking Novelis employees around the world. Building on our long-time partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover, we continued to work with all of our automotive customers to implement closed-loop manufacturing processes in which we take back their production scrap, re-melt it, cast it and roll it again. And we advanced our efforts to take the closed-loop model even further by developing new, more easily recycled alloys – and by leveraging higher-recycled-content materials – in automotive applications.

2014 also marked the commercial debut of evercan™ – the world's first independently certified, high-recycled-content aluminium beverage can sheet. The product is a technical breakthrough and represents a huge step forward in enabling aluminium to realize its full sustainability potential. We remain focused on closing the gap to our ultimate goal of creating a 100% recycled content aluminium beverage can.

During the year, we also expanded recycling capacity in all of our operating regions – including putting the finishing touches on our new recycling centre in Nachterstedt, Germany, commissioned in June 2014. The new facility will be the world's largest and most advanced aluminium recycling centre – and it will firmly solidify Novelis' position as the largest recycler of aluminium in the world.

We are firmly convinced that the transformation Novelis is leading is what society wants - and what the planet and the global economy need - and that it will be the key driver of our company's long-term success.

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