Novelis plant awarded ASI certification


Novelis Inc announced that its Yeongju Plant located in Gyeongsangbuk-do province, has been awarded the Performance Standard Certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

This certification further strengthens the company’s ability to meet the increasing needs of its customers in Asia for independently certified, sustainable aluminium. 

It is also another step in Novelis’ broader commitment to sustainability and ambition to be the world’s leading provider of low-carbon, sustainable aluminium solutions.

The ASI Performance Standard defines 59 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. 

“By achieving the ASI Performance Standard certification, Novelis is further advancing our operations toward customers’ growing demand for independently certified sustainable aluminium,” said Sachin Satpute, Executive Vice President & President Novelis Asia. 

“This achievement demonstrates that we are committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals, while delivering on our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together.”

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said: “We warmly congratulate Novelis on extending their ASI Performance Standard Certifications to ten facilities with the addition of their Yeongju, Korea plant. 

The facility’s capacity to process recycled aluminium feedstock and make used beverage cans into new beverage cans is a great example of the circularity of aluminium. 

“Their customers in the packaging and other sectors served by this plant now have the assurance that the plant’s processes meet ASI’s criteria for responsible production of aluminium.”

The certification of Yeongju follows the recent ASI certification of seven plants in Novelis’ European manufacturing footprint. 

Novelis aims to achieve ASI certification for both the Performance Standard and Chain of Custody in all the regions in which it operates with a target of achieving the certifications by the end of calendar year 2022.

Recently, Novelis’ Yeongju Recycling Center announced that it has processed 120 billion aluminium cans since opening in 2012. The plant is the largest of its kind in Asia, with capacity to annually recycle 320,000 tons of aluminium.

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