Aluminium Federation Sustainability Roadmap to 2050
As a lightweight and highly recyclable material, aluminium is a key contributor to the UK’s low-carbon economy. Its role will continue to expand as industries contribute towards the Government’s green growth ambitions and 2050 net zero targets. From providing alternatives to single-use plastics to supporting more sustainable transport, aluminium is boosting recycling, driving the circular economy and helping reduce carbon emissions.
The aluminium sector generates £10 billion annually for the UK economy and employs more than 20,000 people nationwide. It plays a vital role in the supply chains of high-value sectors – aerospace, automotive, rail and construction – as well as mass markets for packaging.
Here, we outline a roadmap for boosting sustainability within the UK aluminium sector focusing on 3 pillars – decarbonisation, sustainable sourcing and the circular economy. We look at ways in which those who process, trade and work with aluminium can harness sustainability as a competitive advantage, for the sector and for UK industry more widely.
However, aluminium is a global sector with global supply chains. In addition to these UK-specific sustainability goals and actions, the Aluminium Federation (ALFED) will continue collaborating with European Aluminium, the International Aluminium Institute, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and other organisations worldwide, aligning our approach with worldwide efforts to boost sustainability across the value chain.
As a sector, we’re always looking for ways to add more value to partners, customers and society as a whole. Sustainability is an essential part of that.
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