The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is an organization that represents over 60% of global bauxite, alumina and aluminium production, and works to promote the use of aluminum. It was founded in 1972 and has members from the entire aluminum value chain. IAI work to increase the knowledge and a wider understanding of how aluminium is produced and how the metal can be used and recycled to realize its sustainable potential. IAI also encourage and assist in continuous progress for healthy, safe and environmentally sound production of aluminium.
Hydro’s Executive Vice President and Head of Primary Metal Hilde Merete Aasheim, was in May 2016 appointed chairperson of the IAI board for a period of 2 years. Hydro participates in projects and committees as appropriate. Financial contributions are given as ordinary membership fees.