New Norsk Hydro CEO to focus on improving carbon footprint of aluminium business

Norsk Hydro will aim to create a more sustainable footprint through the life cycle of its low-carbon aluminium products and solutions, the company's new president and chief executive officer, Hilde Merete Aasheim, said this week.

Aasheim took up her new position at the Norwegian aluminium producer on Wednesday May 8, replacing Svein Richard Brandtzæg whose departure was announced in March.   “Customers are increasingly seeking advanced solutions with the lowest-possible impact - from building and construction to automotive, packaging and electronics,” Aasheim said. “This [new focus] enables us to commercialize our best-in-class footprint and leading positions within process technology and product innovation.” According to Norsk Hydro, it is the only aluminium company able to provide the global building and construction sector with...

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Alice Mason

May 08, 2019

12:36 GMT

London