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Low CO2 aluminium brand

Windward worked closely with Rio Tinto’s Alcan division from 2015 to create the strategy, branding and sales approach for Rio Tinto’s global RenewAl™ aluminium brand. This created excitement in a commoditized category, highlighting environmental benefits to end customers and has directly generated $6m in incremental EBITDA for Rio Tinto in the first year of launch.

Commodity: Aluminium

Partner: Rio Tinto

Brand: RenewAl™

Source: Global

End Market: Global

Project status: Launched 2015


  • Windward worked with Rio Tinto Aluminium on an advisory basis to create a global brand of low CO2 Aluminium called RenewAl™

  • The RenewAl™ brand is made using renewable energy (mainly hydropower), creating a smaller CO2 footprint than major competitors.

  • The brand aims to grow market share for customers who are environmentally conscious and motivated by CO2 reduction across their consumer products.

  • Windward worked with Rio Tinto Aluminium Product Development and Marketing team and Global Communications team to establish a product platform, strategy and sales approach and Intellectual Property.

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