Novelis on target for ASI certification in all regions
Novelis Inc. announced it has reached a significant milestone on the way to achieving Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certifications in every region where it operates.
In recent months, Novelis has achieved ASI certifications in Europe, Asia and South America.
The company is on target to complete ASI certifications for can manufacturing facilities in North America by mid-2022.
All 11 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 Aluminum, 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 the world’s leading provider of low-carbon, high-recycled-content aluminium.
“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 Officer 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.”
The ASI Performance Standard addresses environmental, social and governance principles for the production of aluminium, assuring that the ASI-certified organisation’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 organisation to supply independently certified sustainable aluminium products.