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Monday, December 05 2022 - 10:49
International Aluminium Institute Launches Report on the Industry's Contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
LONDON, Dec. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has today released a report which 
explores the aluminium industry's current and potential contribution to the 
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The report titled 'The Aluminium Industry's Contribution to the UN Sustainable 
Development Goals' looks at the recent work by the Institute, activities of 
companies operating within the aluminium sector, the benefits from the use of 
aluminium, and other collaborative efforts.

It also includes the industry's impact across each of the 17 SDGs with links to 
specific industry case studies and other supporting resources, which can form 
the basis of engagement with stakeholders to address gaps and potential 
opportunities for the sector to progress toward the achievement of the goals.
Launching the report, Miles Prosser, IAI Secretary General said, "Sustainable 
development and ESG issues are at the forefront of the metals and mining 
industry at present. With the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a 
framework, the aluminium industry, through the International Aluminium 
Institute, has evaluated its contribution across a comprehensive suite of 
global goals and targets. This analysis is intended to inform the industry's 
understanding of its status and to encourage dialogue about measures that can 
be taken to accelerate action and progress over the coming decade.

"Though the report provides a comprehensive reference for the industry and 
other stakeholders, there are clearly gaps that still need to be filled. The 
IAI will continue to engage with stakeholders to reflect on potential 
opportunities for the sector to progress this stream of work", Mr Prosser noted.

The framework presented in this report is built on the outputs of an IAI-hosted 
industry workshop held in August 2021, ongoing input from company 
representatives, desktop research and analysis of publicly available documents 
and information. The information illustrates the range of activities and 
contributions from the industry in recent years, with the IAI liaising with 
regional aluminium associations to provide a comprehensive global overview 
covering all major aluminium-producing regions.

"The aluminium industry is a major contributor to our global economy, providing 
employment, infrastructure and billions of dollars in taxes to support 
livelihoods.  But we recognise that as an industry, contributing to sustainable 
development requires both responsibility in producing the metal and realisation 
of the metal's benefits through its use in sustainable applications. It also 
requires continued and collaborative efforts from all stakeholders along the 
value chain. IAI remains focused on building on this work and will continue to 
seek open dialogue with key stakeholders engaged in activities across the 
goals," Mr Prosser added.

Notes to Editors

About the IAI
The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is the only body representing the 
global primary aluminium industry. The Institute has the most comprehensive 
global data on Aluminium with more than 40 years of analysis on production, 
consumption, energy use and environmental impact. For more information, visit, or connect with us on LinkedIn [ ] or Twitter [ ].

Source: International Aluminium Institute