CAB took full advantage of its prime location on the Low Carbon City Hub at BEST 2010 to highlight aluminium’s success to date in meeting global sustainability objectives and targets. The ‘Global Aluminium Industry Sustainability Scorecard 2009’ produced by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) includes summary information on perfluorcarbon emissions. (which have shown an 88% reduction since 1990 for smelting), energy usage, and mine rehabilitation
Justin Ratcliffe, CAB Chief Executive explained, “Once again we offered a drop in and question facility because visitors now expect to see CAB represented at the show which underlines our role as the recognised voice of our sector. Crucially this year we wanted to make specific environmental data available which can support our supply chain and where the Sustainability Scorecard came in very useful. The show again provided useful networking for CAB but we feel that it does need an injection of more of the leading brands to take it forward in the future’.
CAB continues to exploit an array of different communication forms to promote the benefits of using the modern metal and the opportunities that exist for the supply chain in challenging times. In 2011 CAB is planning a record number of events both for education and networking with the next Regional Members’ meeting and mini conference taking place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool on 31 March 2011. Reservations for this event or for further information on CAB’s series of regional breakfast meetings, please contact Julie Harley on 01453 828851 at the CAB office