European materials processing and manufacturing industry have been an engine of creativity, job creation, growth and inclusiveness. Today, these must also drive sustainability, circularity and carbon neutrality.
We are now at a crossroad. The 4th industrial revolution is already well underway and the options for Europe are clear: either reinvent to lead and thrive or continue with business as usual to follow and decline.
To seize the opportunities created by this rapid transition to new 21st century prosperity in Europe and globally, industries in Europe need to be increasingly agile, adaptable and innovative. This demands a new strategic direction - with ambitions to match - that will restore trust within investors, entrepreneurs, politicians and citizens alike.
The I+ Manifesto is a voluntary initiative by the European aluminium industry. It is designed to inspire Europe’s decision makers to imagine a renewed, refreshed and dynamic industry, promoting action and guiding the debate for the coming political cycle and beyond.