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START Empowering Aluminium

Thursday, February 11, 2021: 9.00am Eastern time (duration: approx 1 hour)

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Aluminium can be the material of choice for end users when it is produced sustainably. Rio Tinto, a leader in sustainable aluminium products, has developed a ground-breaking technology solution to give customers and their end users confidence in their buying decisions. Rio Tinto and CRU are pleased to bring you this exclusive webinar, to discuss how the industry can help customers achieve their climate change targets through data, traceability, and transparency in assurance. A new standard for the aluminium industry.

Agenda and speakers:

  • Opening statement
    Simon Trott,
    Chief Commercial Officer, Rio Tinto
  • Why Transparency, Traceability and Assurance is critical for the future of Sustainability
    Aamir Paul, 
    Country President, USA, Schneider Electric 
  • START launch
    Tolga Egrilmezer,
    Vice President Sales & Marketing, Commercial, Rio Tinto
  • Fireside Chat 
    Jon Hoffmeister,
    VP Packaging, Anhueser Busch Inbev and Tolga Egrilmezer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Commercial, Rio Tinto
    Moderated by: Eoin Dinsmore, Head of Aluminium Primary and Products Analysis, CRU
  •  Live Q&A 
  • Closing statement
    Alf Barrios,
    Chief Executive, Aluminium, Rio Tinto 

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Sustainability is a key mega trend shaping the future of the aluminium sector and producers and consumers are keenly focused on reducing their carbon footprint and improving other Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics. 


Episode One: Green Aluminium and Transparent Labelling

Originally broadcast June 8, 2020: (duration: approx 1 hour)

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Low carbon aluminium has considerable potential to help consumers lower their carbon footprint. Strategies that make use of low-carbon primary aluminium, in conjunction with other approaches that take advantage of aluminium’s sustainable credentials, can significantly reduce the environmental impact of many products. Understanding and monitoring embodied carbon trade flows is important to consumers developing carbon abatement strategies. 

On June 5 2020, the LME announced it will launch a spot trading platform for low-carbon aluminium next year. The LME said “ We are actively engaging with our stakeholders on environmental sustainability issues – particularly in the aluminium sector, and are committed to supporting initiatives that facilitate the global transition to a low-carbon economy.  Our plans include the launch of a scrap aluminium contract to support price risk management, as well as working with the market to investigate a standalone spot trading platform for the exchange of aluminium warrants, enabling downstream users to procure metal with their required characteristics, such as low carbon. ” 


Confirmed speakers include:
    • Rt Hon Lord Barker of Battle PC, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, En+
    • Matthew Chamberlain, CEO, LME
    • Hugh Jones, Managing Director, The Carbon Trust
    • Amandine Chaillous, Senior Energy Advisor, Alvance Aluminium Dunkerque
    • Ramon Arratia, Global Director of Public Affairs, Ball Global Beverage Packaging and Chairman of Every Can Counts, Ball Corporation
    • Chris Bayliss, Deputy Secretary General, IAI
    • Patrick Jones, EMEA Metals & Mining Research Analyst, JP Morgan Chase


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