Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established in its current form in 1992 in Dresden. It is an association of aluminium companies that produce raw aluminium or aluminium products, including composites with other materials. As an industrial sector association, GDA represents the interests of an efficient aluminium industry and the jobs it offers with the aim of:
• conveying the economic, ecological and technical benefits of aluminium,
• implementing the ecological, economic and social aims of the aluminium
• continuing determinedly to pursue the implementation of sustainable
Hydro is a regular participant in projects and committees as appropriate. Financial contributions are given through ordinary membership fees.