Rio Tinto Alcan, Australia/Canada
Rio Tinto Alcan is one of the largest aluminum providers in the world. The Natural Step Canada worked with the company’s Bauxite and Alumina (B&A) division to create a comprehensive and science-driven sustainability platform to help align their current activities and frame sustainability initiatives.
Committed to sustainability and increasingly reliant on projects based in lesser-industrialized countries, B&A used The Natural Step Framework to develop a sustainability vision that brings social and environmental concerns even more into focus for the business.
This partnership started in Montreal in 2006, and has crossed the globe to the Pacific Region where The Natural Step principles and process are being put into action at B&A sites. Outcomes include using sustainability metrics in monthly and quarterly reporting, research and development explicitly using sustainability to guide innovation, the integration of sustainability objectives and approaches within greenfield projects, and a cross-functional working group quantifying the business value of Alcan’s sustainability investments.
Learn more about our work with by Rio Tinto Alcan by reading our case study.