ALRO was awarded First Place at the ARIR Gala for its 2020 Sustainability Report

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 13:31

Slatina, 17 November 2021 – ALRO S.A. (BSE: ALR, “the Company” or “ALRO”), one of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers in Europe, won the First Place in the category “Best Sustainability Report” category during the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) 3rd GALA. The event celebrates together the performance of the Romanian listed companies, acknowledges best practices in Investor Relations and non-financial reporting, and recognizes the contribution of the capital market actors to the Romanian economy.

“Sustainably creating value has always been the ending goal of ALRO's strategy, and being awarded for implementing and communicating it effectively, makes us proud”,saidMarian NĂSTASE, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ALRO.“It is a great privilege to receive this First Place award, representing another confirmation that our stakeholders' confidence in the Company and its goals are well-placed while revealing that ALRO has achieved a high level of sustainability performance. Our continuous endeavour is to set concrete targets for durable sustainability and to prove once again that the sustainability is a goal for us and not a tool”,added Marian NĂSTASE.

An independent jury composed of five specialists with considerable experience across industries and markets prepared this evaluation based on eight comprehensive criteria, including the proper use of international methodology and standards, transparency in actions and programs, applying best corporate governance practices, and the existence of a sustainability strategy.

ALRO has made investments of more than USD 700 million in the last nearly 20 years since its privatization and implemented state-of-the-art technologies. Thus, it significantly reduced electricity consumption rates, increased recycled aluminium production, and reduced the Company's environmental footprint. Furthermore, ALRO has become one of the top 3-5 environmentally responsible companies in Europe in the aluminium industry from a direct emissions perspective and aims to become one of the top ten worldwide aluminium smelters (excluding China) from an energy efficiency perspective in the electrolysis area in the coming years.

ALRO Group has also adhered to three major sustainability projects (RemovAI, REEScue, and REACTIV through ALUM) and joined ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative), an international association that contributes to enhancing sustainability in the global aluminium sector (both for ALRO and Vimetco Extrusion). At the same time, applying the best available techniques within its processes allowed the Company to manufacture high and very high value-added aluminium products, which makes ALRO one of the exclusive club members of the global manufacturers for the aeronautical industry.

Read more about ALRO Group’s vision, strategy, and steps made towards becoming a greenerinnovation leader in the aluminium industry by accessing the 2020 Sustainability Report: Looking towards a green futureavailable on the company’s website:


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Notes to the Editors:

ALRO Group

The companies part of ALRO Group are: ALRO S.A. – manufacturer of aluminium, Alum S.A. – producer of alumina, Sierra Mineral Holdings I, Ltd. – bauxite mining, Vimetco Extrusion S.R.L. – extrusion business line, Conef S.A. – holding and management company, Global Aluminium Ltd. – holding company and Bauxite Marketing Ltd - marketing. Having this structure, the Group created an integrated production chain assuring the raw materials for ALRO.


ALRO is a subsidiary of Vimetco N.V. (the Netherlands), a global, vertically integrated primary and processed aluminium producer. ALRO is one of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers, by capacity, in Europe, having an installed production capacity of smelting and casting of 265,000 tpa of electrolytic aluminium, 35,000 tpa of recycled aluminium and 335,000 tpa of cast aluminium and processing facilities of 130,000 tpa of hot and cold rolling facilities and extrusion shop.

The main market for ALRO products is represented by the European Union; the Company exports its products to the USA and Asia, as well. ALRO is ISO 9001 certified for quality management and has NADCAP and EN 9100 certificates for aerospace production organizations, ALRO’s products adhere to the quality standards for primary aluminium on the LME, as well as international standards for flat-rolled products.

Starting from 18 March 2019, the Index Committee of the Bucharest Stock Exchange approved the inclusion of ALRO (code ALR) in BET, the main index of the market, and in BET-TR, the total return version of BET. ALRO’s shares have been listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange since October 1997 and ALRO represents the first company in the aluminium industry present in these two indices.

Since 16 November 2020, ALRO is a member of ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative), an international association that contributes to enhancing sustainability in the global aluminium sector.

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