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 employment it offers with the aim of:
• conveying the economic, ecological and technical benefits of aluminium, including in competition with other materials, and thereby increasing the use of this ‘material for future generations’,
• implementing the ecological, economic and social aims of the aluminium industry with respect to sustainability,
• continuing to determinedly pursue the implementation of sustainable development in the aluminium industry to meet the needs of the future and to do this in discussion with all groups of society.
Kjetil Ebbesberg, Executive Vice President Rolled Products, is Vice President and member of the Board of GDA. Hydro is a regular participant in projects and committees as appropriate. Financial contributions are given through ordinary membership fees.