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Aluminum Associations Representing G7 Nations Joint Statement on Ongoing Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Global Associations Condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine in Strongest Possible Terms 

The Aluminum Association, European Aluminium, the Aluminium Association of Canada and the Japan Aluminium Association released the following statement on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine:

“Our organizations join the rest of the free world in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The recent images to emerge suggesting ongoing crimes against humanity in the region are frankly appalling. We support the use of economic sanctions and other measures as a diplomatic tool to combat Russian aggression. NATO and its allies are engaged in the highest level of conflict diplomacy on a global security and humanitarian emergency with far reaching impacts across many industries. As representatives of aluminum companies around the world, we also recognize that the conflict is challenging our industry – like many others – in a profound way. Russia is a significant global supplier of aluminum so it is likely that these challenges will continue to compound over time. Our organizations will work with our respective governments to provide relevant industry data and a clear-eyed assessment of what sanctions and similar measures might mean for aluminum producers, users and end consumers. For now, our primary concern is for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the current crisis.”

Charles Johnson
President & CEO
The Aluminum Association

Paul Voss
Director General
European Aluminium

Jean Simard
President & CEO
Aluminium Association of Canada

Yasushi Noto
Executive Director 
Japan Aluminium Association

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About The Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States, ranging from primary production to value added products to recycling, as well as suppliers to the industry. The association is the industry’s leading voice, representing companies that make 70% of the aluminum and aluminum products shipped in North America. The association develops global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise for member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel-efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics.  In the U.S., the aluminum industry supports $176 billion in economic activity and more than 634,000 jobs. For more information visit or find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram. 

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