Halvor Molland

Halvor Molland

Senior Vice President Communication and Public Affairs, Norsk Hydro

Halvor Molland is Senior vice president Communication & Public Affairs in Norsk Hydro ASA, a global supplier of aluminium and aluminium solutions headquartered in Norway. Hydro has 31,000 employees in 40 countries.

An experienced journalist, he holds a Master of Science with experience from offshore oil and gas development projects. Molland has extensive experience in the field of international corporate communication in global companies.

He has previously worked at Umoe, a Norwegian supplier to the oil and gas industry and at ABB - a global leader in power and automation technologies. Molland served as Press and information officer at the Stabilization Force (SFOR) Headquarter in Sarajevo, the NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force.

Molland is chair of the communication and promotion committee of International Aluminium Institute (IAI), leads IAI’s Greenhouse gas pathways project and is a board member of Norwegian social entrepreneur, Science Factory AS.

Panelist: SESSION: Governance and Sustainability
When the Public Demands Answers How is aluminium making the world a better place?

All Sessions by Halvor Molland

7:20 am - 8:00 am

  • Our role as responsible corporate citizens: Are we making a difference? What needs to be reformed?
  • Is the industry driving and educating the public about climate change and the need for recycling?
  • Is the average consumer aware of the environmental issues in the aluminium industry? Are they aware of the industry striving to reduce and eliminate its carbon footprint? Or is there a gap between industry and the public perception or public awareness? If yes how can we breach the gap?
  • The role of public communication and the importance to respond to public queries. Who's job is it?
  • What is the role of the Media? How transparent can we be as an industry with the public?
  • Will the average consumer contribute to a better environment by buying aluminium products? What do we need to do to contribute positively to the public?
  • When the public wakes up and demands answers, are we ready and proud to say we have achieved optimum environmental goals in face of what the world expects from us?
  • Are we doing enough in terms of cooperation and working for the common good or are we still working in silos?