Novelis Inc. has reached a milestone on the way to achieving ASI certifications in every region where it operates – in Europe, Asia and South America.
Having achieved ASI certifications in Europe, Asia and South America in recent months, the company is also on target to complete Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifications for can manufacturing facilities in North America by mid-2022.
ASI certification in Europe, Asia and South America
All eleven of Novelis’ European manufacturing sites have achieved ASI’s Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications. In Asia, the company’s South Korea operations at Yeongju and Ulsan Aluminium, a joint venture between Novelis and Kobe Steel, have been awarded ASI’s Performance Standard Certification. In Brazil, Novelis’ plant in Pindamonhangaba earned ASI’s Performance Standard Certification.
The Europe-wide dual certification makes Novelis the largest, fully certified, flat-rolled aluminium manufacturer in the continent and positions the company to meet the growing demand for sustainable aluminium from all parts of the world. These certifications also demonstrate Novelis’ commitment to sustainability and underscore its ambition to be one of the world’s leading provider of low-carbon, high-recycled-content aluminium.
ASI certification establishes Novelis as a sustainability partner
“Achieving ASI certification is a key strategy for us to become the aluminium industry’s most sustainable company and encourage others to follow our lead,” said Steve Fisher, president and chief executive of Novelis. “Through the unparalleled use of recycled content, Novelis is driving a more circular aluminium system. These certifications clearly establish Novelis as a supplier of choice and a partner that is improving sustainability throughout the value chain.”
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)
The ASI Performance Standard addresses environmental, social and governance principles for the production of aluminium, assuring that the ASI-certified organization’s production practices are responsible. The ASI Chain of Custody Standard complements the Performance Standard by certifying not only the production of responsible aluminium but also its sourcing and processing along the value chain. Having both ASI’s Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications allows an organization to supply independently certified sustainable aluminium products.