ASI certification for six Crown can plants in Brazil
Crown Holdings, Inc. has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for the manufacture of aluminium can bodies and can ends its Crown Beverage Can Brazil Division subsidiary.
The six plants achieved Performance Standard Certification in October 2021. The plants in Brazil include Cabreúva, São Paulo; Estancia, Sergipe; Ponta Grossa, Parana; Rio Verde, Goias; Teresina, Piaui; the can end Plant at Manaus, Amazonas and the corporate office at Cabreúva, São Paulo. The annual production of the six plants is 10.9 billion cans.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We warmly congratulate Crown Holdings, Inc. on achieving Chain of Custody Standard Certification for their Brazilian operations.
“Crown’s responsible and ethical sourcing program includes internal training for procurement teams, inclusion of relevant criteria in new supplier contracts, and third-party assessments and audits for potentially high-risk suppliers of goods and services with the goal for all core raw material and service suppliers to be in compliance with the company’s sourcing policies by 2030.
“These elements align with the supply chain due diligence principles in ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certification.”
Dr. John Rost, VP Global Sustainability and Regulatory, Crown Holdings, Inc. said: “This latest achievement from our Crown Brazil team highlights not only their robust grasp of ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices, but also their strong sense of teamwork for achieving the CoC (Chain of Custody) ASI certification.
“The ASI program as a whole complements Crown’s Twentyby30 sustainability program, as both are committed to elevating Crown’s environmental, social and governance practices through tangible actions the company is taking.”
Wilmar Arinelli, Crown Brazil President, Crown Holdings, Inc. added: “We are proud to achieve ASI CoC (Chain of Custody) certification, demonstrating our commitment to society and sustainability through ethical and responsible material sourcing practices. In alignment with our Twentyby30 sustainability program, we are always guided by our values and goals to reduce impacts on the environment. This latest achievement validates our operational excellence in the management of the entire aluminum can production chain.”