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The AFFG 2008 programme
A number of projects were launched, two of which were scheduled to extend over 2008 and 2009 (even 2010 for the SDI’s one):
Sustainable Development Indicators for aluminium
Back in 2002, EAA and its member companies embarked upon a pioneering exercise: measuring sustainability. A list of more than 30 measurable sustainable development indicators (SDIs) was drawn up to be systematically tracked and transparently reported by the European aluminium industry. Within the framework of the “Sustainable Development Indicator s (SDI s) for Aluminium” project, the most important product categories of each major aluminium application (packaging, building and transport) were identified. Assessment of existing and upcoming standards and applicable legislation helped to identify new SDIs for the use phase, consistent with those already covering the production phase. The second part of the project was initiated in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute, aimed at developing new indicators with the help of experts and stakeholders. The project developed over 2/3 years (see also 2009 & 2010).
Second European Aluminium in Renovation Award
Specifically dedicated to building applications, the “2nd European Aluminium in Renovation Award” was launched in November 2008. With a focus on energy efficiency, this competition was conducted through a series of eight regional contests sponsored by the AFFG programme. Awards were distributed in 2009.
For more information, please visit: http://www.aluminium-award.eu/