Sustainability

Closed Loop Sustainability

At Constellium, we are constantly seeking new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, focusing on the entire life cycle of our products.

Aluminium is unique for its remarkable environmental qualities. Under the right conditions, it is wholly and infinitely recyclable without any deterioration in material properties.

The scrap re-melting process consumes just 5% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminium, thereby reducing the economic and environmental footprint.

In terms of environment, health, and safety practices, we have ISO 14001 accreditation and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System certification.

Pioneering Airware®  Casting Units

We built two casting units to produce Airware®, Constellium’s new proprietary technology. The Issoire plant in France is equipped with the first industrial casthouse in the world capable of producing Airware®, while our Technology Center has a new casting unit dedicated to the development of Airware® applications.

At a time when aircraft manufacturers and airliners are choosing more sustainable solutions out of concern for the environment, Airware® is the greenest option on the market. Carbon emissions reduction and fuel efficiency are now fully integrated into each aircraft’s life cycle assessment. Leveraging aluminium’s infinite recyclability without property loss increases the value of the metal, making it a material of choice for the aerospace industry.