Constellium’s special contribution to the NAE’s Bridge journal

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Sustainability Engagement

Constellium Reviews Aluminum Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges for the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Constellium's R&D team recently contributed an insightful article to a special edition on the US metals industry of The Bridge, the flagship journal of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This opportunity allowed our team to shed light on crucial issues facing the aluminum industry, including sustainability, and we were proud to have Constellium's name featured in such a prestigious publication.

Led by Tim Warner, Constellium’s Scientific Director, with contributions of Craig Lewis, VP of Strategic Transformation, Bill Allemon, Energy Best Practice Leader and Guillaume Bes, Metal & Recycling Program Manager, the team focused in this article on two critical challenges: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing recycling rates.

In the article, we emphasize that aluminum, as a material, is inherently well-suited to addressing these challenges. Its unique properties, such as lightweight and corrosion resistance, make it an attractive option for various applications. Furthermore, its recyclability is unmatched, with aluminum retaining its properties indefinitely through recycling processes. This inherent sustainability makes aluminum a crucial player in the transition to a greener economy.

We discuss the industry's current status regarding GHG emissions and recycling rates, highlighting areas where improvements can be made. Despite notable progress, there remains ample room for enhancement in both realms. Through collaborative efforts and innovative approaches, the aluminum industry can further reduce its environmental footprint and enhance its circularity. Our article in The Bridge provides insights into our initiatives and outlines the collective efforts aimed at fostering sustainability across the industry.

To learn more, we invite you to read the complete article in The Bridge - The Bridge 54(1).