AWI Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

Alloy Wire International has achieved a major environmental milestone this week to mark its 75th anniversary.

The specialist producer of ‘High Performance’ nickel alloys has now been confirmed as Carbon Neutral after it committed to several internationally approved initiatives designed to offset the emissions it directly creates at its two factories and in supplying over 5000 customers worldwide.

Supported by Carbon Neutral Britain, the Brierley Hill-based company will neutralise nearly 500 tonnes of carbon it produces every year by taking an active role in Certified Emission Reductions (CER) programmes that also support education, employment and clean water, as well as having a net positive impact on the local wildlife and ecology.

These could include Hydroelectric Power in the Amazon, the Burgos Wind Farm project and the African Cooking Stove programme, as well as a number of domestic initiatives.

The decision to build on its already strong environmental performance was made as part of AWI’s ‘Wired for Good’ campaign, which is designed to make positive impacts on the world and the local community through ‘greener’ activities and stronger support for charities.

“Manufacturing has to play its role in driving the environmental agenda, both through the products we create and, just as importantly, the processes we use to make them,” explained Tom Mander, Managing Director Designate at Alloy Wire International.

Courtesy of Alloy Wire International.