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2017 was a special year for AMAG. We not only achieved the highest operating result in the company’s history, but also reached an important milestone for the successful future of AMAG with the
commissioning of the new plants in connection with the site expansion project.
Economically sustainable business means generating sustainable, profitable growth through production that efficiently handles goods and resources, while also making viable socio-economic contributions.
Risk aware corporate management reflecting moral and ethical principles secures the company's continued existence and value.
Aluminium is not only distinguished by its lightweight properties, but also by the fact that it can be infinitely recycled – and without loss of quality. Aluminium scrap can be reintroduced repeatedly into the value creation cycle – an advantage both ecologically and economically, as aluminium scrap recycling requires just 5 % of the energy that would be needed for primary metal production, while aluminium scrap also contains valuable alloy elements. The processing and recycling of aluminium scrap, which we have expanded as part of our site expansion project, is essential in this context.
Aluminium scrap represents the most important input material at the Ranshofen site in volume terms. The scrap utilisation rate in the production of foundry alloys and rolling slabs averages 75 to 80 %. The main reasons for this extraordinarily high recycling share on a sector comparison include the employees’ many years of recycling expertise, ongoing investments in advanced, leading edge sorting, processing and smelter technologies, and the high alloy diversity at the integrated location in Ranshofen. Consequently, it is possible to utilise aluminium scrap with highly differing characteristics and chemical composition for high-quality products.
Together with our customers, we are working on closing materials cycles in industrial production, referred to as the closed-loop concept. The aim is to retain aluminium within a cycle that maintains the metal's value.
AMAG owns a 20 % interest in Canada’s Alouette smelter, the largest smelter in North and South America. Harnessing hydroelectric power and thanks to high energy efficiency levels, together with partners around 600,000 tonnes of primary aluminium are produced per year. The 20 % interest secures access to primary aluminium for the Austrian site.
Since the reporting year 2017, AMAG reports about its substantial economic, environmental and social aspects in an Integrated Annual Report.
Help us contribute to shaping sustainability at AMAG. You can decide for yourself which topics you want to address. We will use the survey findings to shape our approach and commitment to sustainability, as well as the main topics to be included in our sustainability report. Your responses will be anonymous, the survey will take 5 minutes to answer.