Road transportation is the largest contributor to global warming in the entire transportation
sector, because of the substantial emission of carbon dioxide. This is why in Louviers and Tonder
we use local suppliers as much as possible.
For example, roughly 90% of ALUnited incoming components in Tønder, is
transported from the local supplier Hydro Extrusion Denmark. Because of the approximately 1 km
distance between the two cooperative companies, pollution from transportation is reduced
Also on our site in Louviers we use a neighbouring carrier : Hirsh Transport
. Apart from the fact that it is local , this company has been awarded the "Objectif CO2" label, a
programme that promotes results in terms of environmental performance. Transporters are committed
to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and limiting atmospheric pollutants. Their voluntary
and proactive approach contributes every day to improving our environment and air quality.
Aluminium is the only metal ALUnited operates with, and is also a
lightweight product, that weighs only 1/3 of steel. This contributes to reduced energy consumption
during transportation, also making it economically sustainable.