Social aspects

The aluminium industry is an important economic factor worldwide with a large innovative potential and good growth prospects. However, it is also socially responsible in a various ways: it creates jobs all over the world, is involved in adopting modern solutions in the fields of labour utilisation, personnel development and safety standards to provide good working conditions in its plants, and, particularly in emerging-market countries, it is one of the most important branches of the economy ensuring income and social security.

To demonstrate the social contributions made by the aluminium industry, the following sections use Germany as a specific example and also present a global perspective.