The International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the prime representative of the worldwide primary aluminium industry, publicized its partnership with the International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) to champion technical progression.
The collaboration reinforces IAI’s pledge to disseminate top-tier practices and advocate aluminium’s contribution to eco-friendliness. IAI Secretary General, Miles Prosser, commented on the importance of the alliance in a related press release.
“Our alliance with ICSOBA mirrors our dedication to synergistic industry endeavours for impactful solutions. ICSOBA’s commendable initiatives with industry players will motivate our sector.”
IAI, in the preceding year, showcased a report detailing the aluminium industry’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) titled, ‘The Aluminium Industry’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals’. This exposition shed light on IAI’s strides, industry-wide endeavors, aluminium advantages, and combined ventures.
Furthering its commitment, IAI also unveiled the “Sustainable Bauxite Mining Guidelines Second Edition 2022”. This guide, enriched by over five decades of mining insights, focuses specifically on bauxite’s sustainable extraction.
2023 saw IAI inaugurate Aluminium Forward 2030, comprising 45 member firms, vowing to metamorphose the aluminium landscape. This coalition strives for Net Zero Emissions, concurrently charting a path cognizant of all UN SDGs.
Claude H. Vanvoren, ICSOBA CEO, has high hopes for the collaboration.
“ICSOBA, being the amalgam of eminent professionals from the aluminium domain, is ecstatic about collaborating with IAI for technical discourse. We anticipate this association to amplify knowledge-sharing across bauxite research, mining, and alumina & aluminium manufacturing.”
This partnership will debut at the 41st ICSOBA International Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, from November 5th-9th, 2023. IAI, alongside its members, will significantly contribute to 15 keynote addresses and over 160 technical documents. IAI dignitaries, including Miles Prosser and Health, Safety & Environment Program Manager, Paul Marsh, are slated to present. The rendezvous on November 5 will also witness the IAI Bauxite and Alumina Committee’s congregation. The event will magnetize global experts, scholars, technicians, and aluminium sector representatives.