Hydro continues certification to ASI Performance StandardVolker Karow
Hydro’s aluminium extrusion operations at the sites in Bellenberg, Germany, and Lichtervelde, Belgium, have been certified to the ASI Performance Standard.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has certified the two Hydro plants against its standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The business area Extruded Solutions’ office in Oslo was also certified against the ASI Performance Standard.
“ASI certification is part of our strategy, and we will continue following up. This is because consumers want sustainable materials from companies that do business the right way – and this is what Hydro is all about,” says executive vice-president Egil Hogna, head of Hydro’s Extruded Solutions division. Hydro now has certified nine operations across four countries, including its Rolled Products joint venture, Alunorf. Last November, Hydro’s aluminium extrusion plant in Hoogezand, the Netherlands, became the first extruder in the world to earn certification against the ASI Performance Standard.
Hydro has an ambition to certify plants along the entire value chain, and the Extruded Solutions business is in the process of certifying 20 of its production sites during 2019. The independent, third-party audits of the Extruded Solutions operations were carried out by DNV GL.