Novelis and CEO Philip Martens Win Top Honors at Platts Global Metals Awards
ATLANTA, May 23, 2013
ATLANTA, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Novelis, the world leader in aluminum
rolling and recycling, was named Metals Company of the Year at the inaugural
Platts Global Metals Awards ceremony held today in London. Novelis President
and Chief Executive Officer Philip Martens was also named CEO of the Year.
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"It is a tremendous honor to be selected by Platts as both the Company of the
Year and the CEO of the Year across the full breadth of the metals industry,"
said Martens. "Being named Metals Company of the Year is the result of the
dedication and hard work of our 11,000 employees across the globe, and I want
to express my heartfelt thanks to each of them."
Novelis was selected as Metals Company of the Year from among 17 finalists in
the aluminum; copper; raw materials and mining; scrap and recycling; and steel
industries by the independent panel of judges. The company was selected for
its impressive transformation over the past two years, which has strengthened
the company's focus on sustainability, recycling, technology and capital
expansions. In late 2011, Novelis made a commitment to increase its recycled
content from 33 percent to 80 percent by 2020. In less than two years, the
company has reached 43 percent recycled content and is well on its way to
achieving 80 percent by 2020. With recent recycling and rolling expansions
totaling more than $1.5 billion, Novelis is poised to supply the growing
demand for aluminum worldwide and has transformed itself into the global
leader in delivering innovative, value-added aluminum products.
The panel also named Novelis President and CEO Philip Martens CEO of the Year.
Since joining Novelis in 2009, Martens has executed a long-term strategic plan
that has produced the company's most aggressive expansion in its history while
simultaneously launching industry-leading sustainability and high-recycled
content initiatives. In October 2012, Martens was named one of the top 25 CEOs
in the World by Best Practice Institute.
Novelis also was honored as a finalist in four categories, including Industry
Leadership Award – Aluminum; Innovative Technology of the Year Award for its
creation of Novelis Flextreme™ Technology; Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob
Wagstaff, Global Technology Leader, Molten Metal Processing; and End-User
Efficiency Initiative of the Year in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's
largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in 9 countries, has
approximately 11,000 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion for its
2013 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to
transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics
markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.Novelis is a
subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited (BSE: HINDALCO), one of Asia's
largest integrated producers of aluminum and a leading copper producer.
Hindalco is a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational
conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit
www.novelis.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis.
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