August 7-14, 2006

Novelis joins EPA's Climate Leaders program

Novelis has signed its entire North American organization on to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders program. Launched in 2002, Climate Leaders is an industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop long-term, comprehensive climate change strategies. Partners set a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal and conduct regular emissions inventories to measure progress. The company's voluntary participation in the program is part of its continued commitment to sustainable practices and reflects its belief that global climate change should be managed through involvement of industry, government and consumers throughout the product life cycle.

Novelis works to minimize its environmental footprint by optimizing raw material usage through process improvements, implementation of energy efficient technologies and promoting recycling and other conservation practices. Its efforts to reduce emissions throughout the product life cycle include creating products that take full advantage of aluminum's weight savings potential. Every pound of aluminum used in place of steel in an automobile, for example can save up to 20 pounds of greenhouse gases from being emitted over the average lifetime of the vehicle. Novelis also works with customers and suppliers to drive energy efficiency improvements and increase recycling rates for aluminum products.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis was formed in early 2005 as a spinoff from Alcan. Specializing in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling, it company operates in 11 countries, with Canadian facilities in Burnaby, BC, Toronto, Kingston, Ontario, Montreal and Saguenay, Quebec. More information is available from Pat Persico at Novelis, 440/423-6522, E-mail, or on the company Web site, Details on the Climate Leaders program are available on the U.S. EPA Web site, .

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