Novelis Repeat Winner Of Gold Award For Health, Safety And Environment In Brazil

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novelis Inc. (NYSE: NVL) (TSX: NVL) today announced that, for the second consecutive year, its manufacturing plant in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, has won the 2006 "Top Gold Award" for Health, Workplace Safety, and Environmental Management from the Brazilian Safety Agency (ABS).

Novelis is the only company to have received the Top Gold Award since the awards program began in 1998.

The Pindamonhangaba ("Pinda") plant, located near Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the largest aluminum rolling and recycling facility in South America, and the only plant in the region capable of producing the technically demanding flat- rolled sheet required for aluminum beverage cans. The plant employs approximately 800 people.

The ABS award program recognizes companies that perform at or above regulatory standards in the areas of occupational accidents and disease prevention, natural resources preservation and fire and emergency response.

"Excellence in environment, health and safety is directly related to our performance in operational areas such as quality and delivery," said Tadeu Nardocci, president of Novelis South America. "It is a key part of our commitment to sustainability, and we are extremely proud to win this award for the second year in a row."

Novelis is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling. The Company operates in 11 countries and has approximately 12,500 employees. Novelis has the unrivaled capability to provide its customers with a regional supply of technologically sophisticated rolled aluminum products throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Through its advanced production capabilities, the Company supplies aluminum sheet and foil to the automotive and transportation, beverage and food packaging, construction and industrial, and printing markets. For more information, visit .

SOURCE Novelis Inc.

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