Next week (1 June), professionals from across the UK’s thriving aluminium supply chain will come together to share successes, explore opportunities and discuss some of the sector’s most pressing topics. Taking place at BMA House in London, ALFED’s EnvironmentAl Sustainability Strategy Day is shaping up to be a must attend industry event for members and non-members alike.

Alongside a keynote address from Lord Rupert Redesdale exploring carbon content, the event will welcome presentations from organisations including Zenergi, Fast Forward Zero, Open Market Energy and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, among others. Throughout the day, a series of panel discussions will consider greenshoring, carbon leakage and eliminating waste, bringing together thought leaders from across industry, policy, sustainability and academia.

Faced with stringent environmental legislation and looming sustainability targets, decarbonising the supply chain and accelerating its transition towards net zero is set to define the aluminium industry for years to come. These themes will top the agenda at this year’s EnvironmentAl Sustainability Strategy Day, with presenters and delegates sharing their insight, expertise and best practice to support growth and drive further progress.

Tom Jones, ALFED’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The aluminium industry is a vital part of the manufacturing sector and an essential component of the UK economy, playing a key role in our national transition towards a more sustainable future. But what’s the reality behind net zero? As a sector, are we making sacrifices in a bid to boost sustainability efforts, or are we being hampered by misinformation, energy instability and a lack of governance?

“Ahead of our inaugural EnvironmentAl Sustainability Strategy Day, we’ve been working around the clock to bring together some of the supply chain’s most notable voices. Alongside the realities of decarbonisation, they’ll be sharing their thoughts on the net zero imperative, the drive to make carbon reduction commercially viable and the need to build on a robust strategy to carve a new path for the future.”