At JW Aluminum, sustainability is elemental to what we do. We process rolled aluminum that is infinitely recyclable. In fact, 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
Given our position in the aluminum value chain, we have a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to leverage aluminum’s everlasting nature to its fullest. We pledge to use as little energy-intensive primary aluminum as possible, and as much recycled aluminum as possible – up to 100% recycled content. We’re dedicated to reducing waste, energy use, and carbon emissions across our entire operations.
Customers in the markets we serve – building products, HVAC, and transportation – value sustainability, evidenced by the continued interest and importance of certifications like LEED, Energy Star, and TRA, among a growing number of others. Together, we share the goal and play a critical role in achieving a circular economy.
We’re committed to secure a safe and sustainable future for generations to come. Continuing to invest in increased sustainability initiatives now will pay dividends in the future – for all of our stakeholders, for American manufacturing, and for our planet.
Our Russellville Operations recently achieved multi-attribute environmental third-party certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC.
The Certified Environmental Facts® labels provide environmental data at-a-glance, in the form of a nutrition label, and include recycled content composition, carbon footprint and energy reduction, and waste diversion.
GreenCircle is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified.
Infinitely recyclable and highly durable, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Aluminum is 100 percent recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. Aluminum is one of the only materials in the consumer disposal stream that more than pays for the cost of its own collection.
Recycling aluminum saves more than 90 percent of the energy that would be needed to create a comparable amount of the metal from raw materials. Tossing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline.