The aluminum industry recognizes the importance of sustainable business practices. A number of Aluminum Association member companies have specific companywide sustainability programs, which are outlined below.
At Air Products, people thrive on solving tough challenges. Customers in more than 30 industries are more productive, energy efficient and sustainable with our gases, materials, technology solutions and the deep understanding and expertise we bring to them.
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In today's world, fuel usage plays a large part in the overall sustainability of a industry, product or company. Lower fuel usage directly ties to lower operating and production costs plus reduced emissions. Bloom knows and understands this!
Chemetall strives for continuous improvement in sustainability by the design, manufacture, and distribution of products and processes that protect customers, employees, and the environment by minimizing the use of hazardous materials, reducing waste, and conserving energy.
Fellon-McCord assists it clients in using the least amount of energy through demand-side management options in order to help lower the carbon footprint and then ensure that our customers pay the least amount possible for the energy they do need to use to make their products.
In 2013 Quaker established a global Sustainability program. A dedicated Global Director of Sustainability position was created and filled. Much of the work so far has revolved around establishing the baseline data in the numerous areas of sustainability. Current goals for 2014 include:
Wagstaff, Inc. strives to be the worldwide leader in providing quality direct chill casting equipment to the aluminum industry. Our goal is to provide equipment that produces quality billet and ingot safely and efficiently.
The aluminum industry directly employs more than 161,000 workers.
161,000 workers are directly employed in the aluminum industry. For each aluminum industry job, an additional 3.4 employment positions are created elsewhere in the economy. In total, nearly 713,000 U.S. jobs are supported by the production, processing and use of aluminum.