FIRST® and Novelis Partner to Inspire Future STEM Leaders to Tackle Pressing Issues Facing Society


Novelis, a Leading Sustainable Aluminum Solutions Provider, Expands 10 Years of Support of FIRST® by Signing on as a Strategic Partner; Novelis Will Work with the Global Nonprofit to Inspire Youth Participants to be Environmental Stewards and Champion Sustainability in Their Communities


MANCHESTER, N.H., November 10, 2022 - FIRST®, a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, today announced Novelis as a FIRST Strategic Partner. Novelis is a leading sustainable aluminum solutions provider and the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling. The company has supported FIRST through a variety of meaningful initiatives, financial support, and in-kind donations of Novelis aluminum for 10 years. Novelis is now expanding its support of FIRST through this strategic partnership with a goal to work with FIRST to inspire youth around the world to be environmental stewards and champion sustainability in their communities.

“Over the past decade, Novelis has been inspired by the ingenuity and passion for STEM and sustainability FIRST and all of its participants embody,” said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, vice president of sustainability, Novelis. “FIRST is developing future leaders who champion safety, teamwork and innovation, making this partner a perfect cultural fit for us at Novelis. On behalf of Novelis and our global workforce, we are excited to grow our partnership, collaborate with our fellow Strategic Partners, and help FIRST expand upon its worthy mission.”

Novelis joins more than 20 other organizations (including one federal agency) that have achieved the top-tier recognition for sponsorship of FIRST through their generous and impactful support. Together, these strategic partners provide significant funding, mentorship, volunteerism, equipment, and more to enhance the reach and overall impact of FIRST.

“We are thrilled to announce that Novelis has expanded its longtime support of FIRST, and is now officially a Strategic Partner,” said Chris Moore, CEO, FIRST. “We admire Novelis’ commitment to sustainability, and we are excited to work collaboratively with them to inspire our community of talented and driven young people to solve the most pressing issues that our society is facing related to sustainability. Through this partnership, we’ll be able to build STEM talent pipelines, and show youth the types of rewarding careers they can pursue at global manufacturing companies like Novelis.”

Throughout their 10 years of support, Novelis has supported FIRST globally in a multitude of impactful ways, including hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of in-kind support in the form of aluminum for the FIRST® Robotics Competition Kit of Parts; workshops and scholarships for youth in Asia; financial support of teams and events in Europe; team growth and retention in South America; financial support and mentorship of teams in North America, and special grant programs for teams championing recycling in their communities.

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About FIRST®

FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured after-school programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges. An international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. Participants and alumni of FIRST programs gain access to education and career discovery opportunities, connections to exclusive scholarships and employers, and a place in the FIRST community for life. Learn more at

About Novelis Inc.

Novelis Inc. is driven by its purpose of shaping a sustainable world together. We are a global leader in the production of innovative aluminum products and solutions and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. Our ambition is to be the leading provider of low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions and to achieve a fully circular economy by partnering with our suppliers, as well as our customers in the aerospace, automotive, beverage can and specialties industries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis had net sales of $17.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai. For more information, visit