Alur Álvinnsla ehf

Health, Safety
& Environment

Safety within the company, for employees and contractors alike, is a top priority for Alur Aluminium Processing. We are constantly working to identify and manage hazards in our environment with the aim of achieving an accident-free workplace. All Alur employees receive security training, and operating procedures are presented and followed up with weekly meetings. Employees carry out a risk assessment of all tasks and record all irregularities, which teach us that you can always learn from incidents and prevent mishaps and accidents through good communications and common safety goals.

Safety issues and objectives are reviewed regularly to ensure that the company’s safety culture is in order and improvements made if necessary.

A safety representative, who has completed courses with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is in charge of safety issues.

Alur Aluminium Processing aims to promote an open dialogue on occupational health and safety where everyone is free to discuss any adverse incidents or hazardous conditions in the workplace.

Alur Aluminium Processing’s goal is to minimise any negative effects on the environment. We look for the most efficient methods available when it comes to the use of raw materials and energy and collaborate with recognised international entities to recycle waste from Alur’s recycling process.

All waste is sorted in Alur’s plant and returned to the appropriate partners.

Alur Aluminium Processing’s aim is to reuse or recycle all waste. The Environment Agency of Iceland oversees two emission measurements each year, and green accounting is submitted to the Agency annually. The green accounting can be found below.

Alur Aluminum Processing is also part of the environmental monitoring of the industrial plants at Grundartangi. The purpose of the monitoring is to assess the pressure on the environment caused by activities in the industrial area. The 2017 environmental monitoring was carried out under a environmental monitoring schedule approved by the Environment Agency of Iceland whereby air quality, river water, livestock, marine life and the surroundings of seashore landfills were monitored. Efla prepared a summary report and the results and summary can be found below.