Novelis has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification at three of its production facilities in Kentucky, Georgia and Ohio, respectively.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Novelis has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard at its Novelis North America facilities in Berea (KY), Greensboro (GA) and Warren (OH), USA. The Berea and Greensboro plants recycle used beverage cans (UBCs) into aluminium ingots that are used to produce new beverage cans and ends. The independent, third-party audit of the Novelis North America plants was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
59 criteria for sustainability checked by DNV Business Assurance Services
Novelis has previously achieved dual ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certifications at all 11 of its European manufacturing sites, and at its Yeongju, South Korea, facility. Additionally, its Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, plant has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification.
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 Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.
ASI congratulates Novelis on achieving ASI Performance Standard
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We sincerely congratulate Novelis on achieving these three Performance Standard Certifications among their North American operations. These plants are significant nodes in the North American beverage can market, with one of the plants recycling approximately 20% of the region’s UBCs. We are delighted to see Novelis’ ongoing ASI Certification journey continue to extend through its global operations.”
ASI certification establishes Novelis as a sustainability partner
“This certification is the latest step in our sustainability journey and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing sustainable aluminum solutions to our valued customers,” said Tom Boney, Executive Vice President and President, Novelis North America. “Aligned with our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we aim to collaborate and inspire our suppliers, customers and partners throughout the whole value chain to participate in these responsible practices.”
“Novelis aims to achieve ASI Certification in all its plants worldwide. The completion of these ASI certifications are part of our ongoing commitment to being a responsible partner to our customers and working with them to achieve their sustainability goals,” said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Vice President of Sustainability. “Adherence to the standards provides a clear indication of the care and commitment that certified companies share regarding human rights, climate change, the environment and circularity with regard to aluminum manufacturing.”