Novelis recognised at Aluminium Summit
The event, which was organised by American Metal Market, featured its first ever awards for aluminium excellence. Novelis was recognised for its commitment to sustainability.
Novelis pledged to increase the amount of recycled aluminium input material in its manufacturing process to 80% by 2020 from 33% in 2010. Novelis’ recycled content is now up to 39%. The company has adopted a number of ambitious targets to improve the eco-efficiency of its operations. Novelis is investing millions to increase recycling capacity, including more than $350 million in Brazil, Germany, Korea, Italy and the US.
“The award is a testament to the talented, dedicated individuals who make Novelis an industry leader and partner of choice to our customers every day,” says Novelis president and CEO Phil Martens. “I’m proud that Novelis is being recognised for blazing a trail in increasing the sustainability of our products and our industry.”
Logan Aluminium, a joint venture of Novelis and Tri-Arrows Aluminium, received the Aluminium Mill Excellence award. In 2011, the Logan Aluminium plant in Russellville, Kentucky, achieved record numbers in many aspects of its business, including the plant’s best ever Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) rating since it started production in 1984. The CSI rating measures customers’ satisfaction with Logan Aluminium in five key areas, including returned goods authorisation rate and preferred supplier rating. The plant supplies beverage can body sheet, bare and coated end sheet and tab stock, providing aluminium for more than 40% of the aluminium beverage cans produced in North America.