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Hillside Aluminium


PO Box 897
Richards Bay
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa

Tel: 035 908 8111
Fax: 035 908 8311
Contact: Mike Hall

The Hillside Aluminium Smelter is situated in the coastal city of Richards Bay, uMhlathuze, a northern KwaZulu-Natal and is South Africa’s major producer of primary aluminium. After the expansion of the smelter, following the International Association for Impact Assessment SA (IAIAsa) award winning EIA, annual production is in excess of 690 000 tons. Aluminium is the ‘metal for the future’ in line with sustainability, especially with regards to its impact on recycling and indirect effect on energy consumption, i.e. lighter motorcars for better fuel efficiency.

An accredited Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) has been implemented in order to manage and minimize all associated environmental impacts. Biannual Interested and Affected Party meetings are being held for feedback on environmental progress. A multiple award winning sustainability report is also produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Hillside Aluminium sees itself as a leader in the quest towards sustainability.