Our mission, vision and values

Our employees are spread across 23 production sites around the world. Yet they are all united by one REAL ALLOY mission: to capture the inherent economic value of aluminum recycling solutions.

At REAL ALLOY, we share a passion for excellence and are committed to integrity and accountability. At each site, our teams have fostered an environment of trust and empowerment, where good ideas are encouraged and setbacks are viewed as learning opportunities. Always tuned into the bigger picture, we are motivated by a strong sense of responsibility towards our colleagues and our communities.

Our values define what we stand for. In addition, our Policy on Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality for REAL ALLOY Europe provides a framework and direction for all our employees.

Through our Code of Conduct, we further detail how we expect our employees to act responsibly and in compliance with legal and company expectations and requirements.


Our Employees

Our more than 630 employees in Europe are the key to our success. They come from approximately 15 different countries, and thus bring diversity to our business. They are – on behalf of REAL ALLOY – those who deliver responsibility and sustainability to our stakeholders.

We understand that their knowledge and capabilities are a prerequisite for being successful, both for them as individuals, as well as for REAL ALLOY as a company. Training and qualification are therefore integral parts of our daily business. Health and safety, environmental protection, responsible use of energy and resources are regular training subjects, just like good operating practices for all our production equipment. This is part of our effort to provide a good and safe working environment. It also supports our attractiveness as an employer and helps attract and retain talented people in a highly-competitive labour market.


Health and safety

At REAL ALLOY, we want all our employees, guests, visitors, and subcontractors to be safe!
That’s why every REAL ALLOY facility has a comprehensive Health & Safety (H&S) programme, designed to prevent injuries and work-related illnesses. Many of our European sites are certified in accordance with recognised H&S management standards, such as BS OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001. REAL ALLOY deploys a set of H&S standards and H&S elements that establish clear expectations for H&S processes and activities, and support a continuous improvement approach through various monitoring and accountability systems. Beyond compliance with the relevant legal provisions and operational requirements, REAL ALLOY’s management and employees place the utmost importance on the protection of health and safety.

 

AT REAL ALLOY, WE PROACTIVELY WORK SAFELY
AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT


CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Excelling in our business and equally recognising our multiple responsibilities and commitments towards our various stakeholders can only be achieved by deploying structured, proven, and well monitored management approaches and systems. To this end, REAL ALLOY Europe has implemented an integrated management system, RAI.

CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – OVERVIEW

This system provides the backbone and infrastructure to define, communicate, implement and monitor/audit our policies, process descriptions, standards, work instructions, etc. It also allows us to maintain and uphold our management system certifications that we have achieved for most of our sites on quality management (ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949), H&S management (BS OHSAS 18001 or OHRIS), environmental management (ISO 14001), and energy management (ISO 50001). We continually look to improve the way we work and our employees are always committed to delivering the right result. Sharing best practices among teams and different sites around our organisation, performing structured process analyses, and applying Six Sigma tools helps REAL ALLOY capture and inspire creativity and innovation. By complying with the various management system standards, we have voluntarily undertaken not only to comply with all corresponding legal obligations, but also to continuously and systematically improve our operational performance and efficiency. These certifications are therefore one more important step on our way to sustainable business practices.