Hydro aluminium plants get ASI certification


Four of Hydro’s aluminium manufacturing plants that serve customers in the DACH region of Europe are now certified according to both the ASI Performance Standard and ASI’s Chain of Custody Standard.

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) aims to see sustainability and human rights principles increasingly embedded in supply chains. Its Performance Standard recognises the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

The Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a chain of custody for CoC material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into the downstream sectors.

Each of the Hydro plants – one in Austria, three in Germany – received their Performance Standard certification last year, covering their respective aluminium extrusion and manufacturing operations. 

The Nenzing plant in Austria and the Offenburg plant in Germany also earned CoC certification in 2020.

They have been joined by the Rackwitz and Uphusen plants in Germany, which achieved CoC certification this past month.

“This is a key part of our sustainability agenda and in our strategy to help customers document that they offer aluminium products that are sourced and produced responsibly throughout the value chain,” says Sacha Brandt, vice president responsible for the DACH region in Hydro’s Extrusion Europe organisation.

“With this certification, we want to initiate a ‘green chain reaction’ by motivating our suppliers, co-workers and customers to work with us on a more sustainable basis for our future generations.”

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