Sustainability

At the heart of Jupiter Aluminum

Dear Reader,
The impact pollution has on ecosystems and people, as described in the recent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is alarming. We are seeing the consequences of decades of limited controls on emissions without sufficient changes in the way we live and use the planet’s resources. Climate change will have an increasingly disastrous effect on all living things on Earth.
The COVID-19 pandemic directly or indirectly affected everyone on the planet and a parallel can be drawn with climate change. It will have an impact on the whole world sooner or later. One significant difference is that there is no cure or vaccine for climate change other than changing our behaviors on a personal and professional level. Everything we do produces emissions, and while companies have a more significant negative impact than individuals, we all need to take action.

The 2023 Jupiter Aluminum Sustainability Report describes what we have accomplished along with our commitments for 2023 and beyond. The success of the circular economy depends largely on education. Still today, many people, communities and businesses do not understand the true effects of climate change and why it is important to act now. There are solutions, but implementation requires a strong will.
— Paul Henri Chevalier
CEO Jupiter Aluminum/Grupo Baux

RECYCLING

Jupiter Aluminum’s melting operations produce 3.000’s series alloys. Our products are almost 100% aluminum scrap based. We have developed a unique process that enables the company to offer one of the highest scrap to finished 3000’s series ratios in the world. We believe that beyond a good product, it is essential to provide clean products to our customers. Our emission control systems capture nearly 100% of our emissions. Coupled with using the Jupiter Oxygen’s patented oxy-fuel technology, our carbon footprint per pound produced is among the lowest in the world.


SUSTAINABILITY

Responsible sourcing and responsible production have always been at the heart of what Jupiter Aluminum Corporation and its employees stand for. We believe that responsibility goes along with accountability and that conducting business requires a full compliance with standards that contribute to developing a more sustainable society. We are committed to respecting the environment and thrive to constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint.

Jupiter Oxygen’s patented oxy-fuel combustion installed in each of its melting furnaces participates to the reduction of our carbon footprint. For more information, see: www.jupiteroxygen.com

Jupiter Aluminum is a proud member of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative. As such, we believe that it is essential to define globally applicable standard for sustainability performance and material chain-of-custody for the aluminum value chain. For more information, see: Aluminum Stewardship Program

Environment

Jupiter Aluminum supports the continuous assessment of impacts associated with the production of aluminum.

These assessments include the lifecycle inventory of secondary aluminum production from melting to rolling. Jupiter engages with the US Aluminum Association and has provided data for the Association’s lifecycle assessment work.

Jupiter Aluminum's Environmental Management System reporting guidelines detail the data, targets, and other information relating to our environmental performance that are presented annually in this sustainability report.

Additionally, in 2021 Jupiter had no significant spills or leaks.

Energy & Climate

Climate change presents considerable environmental, social, and economic challenges as we need to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a global scale. The 2015 Paris Agreement entails a global commitment to mitigate climate change and keep global temperature rise below 2°C. At Jupiter, we plan on doing everything we can to help achieve this goal.

Jupiter's carbon footprint is tied directly to energy use. Our operations - such as melting, casting, rolling, annealing, and coating - require significant amounts of natural gas and electricity to produce finished aluminum coils. Our primary approach to mitigating climate impact lies in increasing energy efficiency and production yield through process improvements and equipment retrofits.

Health & Safety

Jupiter provides a work environment that promotes and protects the safety and wellbeing of our most vital resource: our workers. Safe work practices are essential, and every employee is charged with this responsibility. Safety is an integral part of everything we do here at Jupiter and is at the forefront of every task.

Every day, we strive to achieve zero accidents with injury to a worker at all Jupiter facilities. The effort to achieve our target starts with safety orientation for new employees and continues with weekly and monthly safety training sessions.

A team of managers and supervisors routinely conduct workplace safety inspections and engage workers on safety-related issues. Jupiter managers, supervisors, and hourly workers collaborate to identify and ultimately correct conditions that present safety hazards.

Associations & Certifications

Collaboration plays a vital role in advancing sustainability at Jupiter. The United Nation's SDG-Goal 17, focuses on promoting partnerships, goals, and communication between different industry groups. Participating in this type of cross-sector collaboration fosters innovation, advances the standardization of sustainability best practices, and strengthens our business strategy and purpose.

The following are some of the organizations of which we are an active member:

Community

At Jupiter, we believe that engaging and supporting local communities is an essential element of our role as good corporate citizens. This concept rang especially true in an uncertainty-filled 2021.

At each of our operations, we aim to build and maintain a positive social and economic presence. Jupiter has contributed to support a wide array of charitable initiatives and community organizations.



Conflict Minerals Policy

Section 13(p) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (added by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and Rule 13p-1 under the Exchange Act (the Conflict Minerals Rule) impose reporting obligations on SEC registrants whose manufactured products contain so-called “conflict minerals” that are necessary to the functionality or production of those products. As used herein, the term “Conflict Minerals” includes columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.

Although Jupiter Aluminum Corporation (“Jupiter Aluminum”) is not a SEC registrant, we recognize that certain of our customers may be SEC registrants with reporting obligations pursuant the Conflict Minerals Rule. We therefore establish this Conflict Minerals Policy in response to customer need and further because Jupiter Aluminum believes in Sustainability, Leadership and Quality, and we are committed to acting responsibly with respect to health, safety and the environment.

Jupiter Aluminum is an American producer of secondary aluminum (aluminum recycling). Aluminum products are produced from recycled aluminum scrap (about 95%) and pure aluminum (about 5%). Raw material is exclusively purchased from North American aluminum suppliers.

Jupiter Aluminum uses strict aluminum scrap specifications that define the types of scrap units that can be used in the manufacturing process. Aluminum scrap series such as Remelt Scrap Ingots, No Ink Litho Sheet, Aluminum Light Ink Litho Sheet, Aluminum Wire and Cable (bare) and Old Coils, MLC (Mixed Low Copper, Aluminum Clipping, and Solids), Segregated Aluminum Alloy Clippings and Solids, Used Beverage Cans, Painted 3004 Aluminum, and Painted Aluminum Siding.

Jupiter Aluminum does not buy any raw materials from the Democratic Republic of Congo or from any adjoining countries, nor are Conflict Minerals otherwise necessary to the functionality or production of Jupiter Aluminum products.