TelestackPort of South LouisianaGeneva DryCimbriaTMS Awards 2023Port of Stockton
  • TBA Group
  • Cimbria
  • Sailors Society
  • TMS Awards 2023
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Geneva Dry

Rio Tinto and Marubeni to create stronger Aluminium supply chains

Rio Tinto and Marubeni to create stronger Aluminium supply chains

(Posted on 20/02/23)

Global miner Rio Tinto and Japanese trader and business conglomerate Marubeni Corporation have agreed a first sale under a new strategic Collaboration Agreement to secure a sustainable and reliable supply of Rio Tinto’s Responsible Aluminium products to Japanese downstream manufacturers.

The first sale is a batch of Rio Tinto’s RenewAlTM high purity aluminium, from the renewably powered New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS), to a major Japanese motorcycle manufacturer committed to reducing carbon emissions throughout its supply chains and manufacturing process.

The agreement, the first of its kind in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, is focused on providing downstream industry with a simple, integrated way to achieve ESG-related goals and requirements, such as reducing carbon footprints, disclosing lifecycle assessment (LCA), and sourcing responsibly. It will also provide strong long-term security of supply at a time of growing supply-chain risks.

It combines Rio Tinto’s suite of Responsible Aluminium products - which include RenewAlTM, the industry’s first certified low carbon aluminium, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certified aluminium, and the digital traceability platform START - with Marubeni’s extensive trading network, commercial capability and carbon credit mechanism, Neutr-AlTM, which will be offered as part of the collaboration.

Tolga Egrilmezer, Rio Tinto Head of Sales & Marketing, said “We are excited to be a part of the first producer-trading house marketing partnership focused on delivering sustainability throughout the aluminium supply chain.

“Consumers want to know more about the products they buy and be assured that they have been produced responsibly and sustainably. By working with partners like Marubeni, we can help our downstream customers in the aluminium value chain meet this growing consumer demand, while at the same time advancing our commitment to decarbonise our product value chains.”

Marubeni Chief Operating Officer, Metals & Mineral Resources Division Daisuke Tsuchiya said “Marubeni's Mid-Term Management Strategy GC 2024 positions green strategy as a fundamental platform to enhance corporate value. Aluminium-related business is an area of focus within this green strategy to enable a transition to a decarbonised society. Through this collaboration, Marubeni will contribute to creating a decarbonised society by supplying responsible aluminium, produced by Rio Tinto, to various customers through Marubeni’s interface, which has been built up over through the company's many years of aluminium trading.”

Rio Tinto is an industry leader in the supply of responsibly produced materials, including in responsible aluminium production.

In 2016, Rio Tinto launched RenewAlTM, the world’s first certified low CO2 primary aluminium brand. It has helped to pioneer responsible production standards for the global industry as a founding member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), becoming the first producer to offer ASI Aluminium in 2018.

Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their broad business networks, both within Japan and overseas, to import and export (including third country trading), as well as conduct domestic business, across wide-ranging fields. These include metals & mineral resources (including in aluminium), lifestyle, ICT business & logistics, food, agri business, forest products, chemicals, energy, power, infrastructure project, aerospace & ship, finance, leasing & real estate business, construction, industrial machinery & mobility, next generation business development and next generation corporate development.

Latest News

Africa’s opportunity to build sustainable logistics networks across mining sector

(Posted on 18/07/24)

Capt. Pappu Sastry, CEO of Adhira Shipping and Logistics (ASL) has said that Africa’s mining sector... Read more


Conditions on Simandou iron ore investment now satisfied

(Posted on 16/07/24)

All conditions have now been satisfied for Rio Tinto’s investment to develop the Simandou high... Read more


ADM offers segregated, traceable soybean meal to European customers

(Posted on 12/07/24)

ADM, a global leader in innovative solutions from nature, has announced that it is offering fully verified... Read more


Rio Tinto to install carbon free aluminium smelting cells

(Posted on 04/07/24)

Rio Tinto will install carbon free aluminium smelting cells at its Arvida smelter in Québec,... Read more


Moonbound appoints ASL for long-term South African lithium logistics project

(Posted on 28/06/24)

Moonbound Mining Ltd. has appointed Adhira Shipping and Logistics (ASL) as its logistics contractor... Read more


ADM and Bayer collaboration help farmers achieve lower carbon emissions

(Posted on 19/06/24)

 ADM and Bayer have announced an extension of their collaboration, working with farmers in a bid... Read more


US House appropriations bill includes reinstatement of NASS reports

(Posted on 14/06/24)

A House appropriations subcommittee in the USA has approved its Fiscal Year 2025 bill that includes... Read more


Rio Tinto to acquire Mitsubishi’s stake in Boyne aluminium smelter

(Posted on 14/06/24)

Rio Tinto has agreed to acquire Mitsubishi Corporation’s 11.65% interest in Boyne Smelters Ltd... Read more


Richards Bay Minerals’ renewable energy agreement

(Posted on 07/06/24)

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has signed a renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with Khangela Emoyeni... Read more


Trafigura half year result show core business strength

(Posted on 07/06/24)

Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, a market leader in the global commodities industry, has released its 2024 Half... Read more


TBA GroupVan AalstSailors SocietyViganBühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • Van Aalst
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping