Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies two Aludium plants in Spain against ASI Performance StandardAlwin Schmitt
Aludium has achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification for its plants in Amorebieta and Alicante in Spain. The plants’ operations cover re-melting/refining, casting and semi-fabrication activities as well as Aludium’s R&D Center and plant administrative facilities.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that two Aludium facilities have been successfully certified against ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certified facilities, including administrative facilities and R&D Center comprise ingot casting, hot and cold mills, and finishing operations. The company produces aluminium products used in several downstream sectors including building and construction, energy, packaging and transportation.
The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The independent, third-party audit of the Aludium facilities was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI sincerely congratulates Aludium on their ASI Certification of their Spanish facilities. Sustainability is an important commitment for every business, and the growing focus on material stewardship of aluminium for a wide range of use sectors is critical. We are delighted to see the ASI Performance Standard being implemented in these kinds of facilities that are at the centre of the aluminium value chain.”
“I’d like to congratulate Mario Allet, R&D Director, who led the ASI certification project,” said Oliver Bell, CEO of Aludium. “Achieving ASI certification in such a short time is a testament to the dedication of the Aludium team. I’d particularly like to thank Marta Alvarez Marquez from our Cindal R&D Centre who managed the day-to-day certification procedures. I’d also like to acknowledge our local EHS and HR teams. Without their support, and the work of their teams, this would not have been possible.”