We take responsibility for our actions and focus our thinking on sustainable growth over generations.
Our success is deeply rooted in our long-term planning and orientation to sustainability. Since the beginning of our entrepreneurial activities, a respectful bond between family members, employees, partners and nature has formed the basis of our actions. This is how we guarantee stability and development of a safe and secure future.
We want people to be better off with us than without us in the long term. We create quality of life for employees, customers and stakeholders by building a social environment, corporate culture and local infrastructure where respect and tolerance towards everyone ensure safety, security and enjoyment of life. Above all, the safety and health of our employees is always our top priority.
We want to safeguard and promote the health of all employees. That is why we offer attractive health and leisure programs.
In our positive working atmosphere, characterized by mutual respect, inclusivity and loyal cooperation, employees can grow, develop and have fun.
The health of our employees is our top priority. We make sure that everyone comes home healthy every day.
We are consistently driving forward the expansion of our hydropower and photovoltaic plants, not only for our facilities but also for the private use of our employees. In the procurement, manufacture and distribution of our products, we refrain from using substances that are harmful to the environment and health. Waste is separated and disposed of by suitable partners. Water is used responsibly. Wastewater is treated and discharged in accordance with applicable laws.
By investing into an electromagnetic stirrer, the natural gas consumption of the smelting furnace is significantly reduced. This saves 740 MWh in natural gas per year and thus 200 t of CO₂ emissions.
Thanks to energy procurement from our hydropower plants and our photovoltaic systems, and the purchase of green electricity, our Marktl and Žarnovica sites are already CO₂-neutral in the scope 2 area by 2022.
We use the waste heat from our processes to heat our building and the water.
In the billet casting plant in Marktl, about 95% of the aluminum we use is secondary. This makes it possible to recast process waste (PIR) and scrapped products (PCR) into bars that have a CO₂ footprint of less than 1 kg of CO₂/kg of aluminum.
Our process waste is valuable and is returned in its entirety to the material cycle. This is an essential contribution to keeping the CO₂ footprint of the cast bars small.
The patented Neucan 3.1 and 3.2 alloys have enabled us to provide slugs for aerosol cans that can have even thinner wall thicknesses and still withstand the high internal pressure.
By analyzing the microstructure and mechanical properties, we investigate the effects of element enrichment due to scrap use, and continuously optimize the recycled material.