Novelis plants in Brazil get ASI certification

Novelis Aluminium

Novelis has achieved ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V1 (2017) Certification for its Pindamonhangaba rolling operations, as well as for its network of 14 aluminium can collection centres throughout Brazil.

The plant at Pindamonhangaba is one of the world’s largest integrated sites dedicated to beverage can recycling and aluminium rolled products. Its annual production volume is approximately 694,000 tonnes of aluminium sheet, primarily destined for use as beverage packaging.

The ASI CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities. 

The CoC Standard also confirms that appropriate policies and due diligence process are in place to identify and address critical issues, such as corruption, human rights abuses, materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the supply chain and support responsible sourcing.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, said: “We congratulate Novelis do Brasil LTDA. on achieving ASI CoC Certification for its Pindamonhangaba rolling operation and network of aluminium can collection centres in Brazil. 

The company’s system comprising the recycling and rolling facility and collection centres, combined with Brazil’s world leading aluminium can recycling rate of 98.7% , makes this a prime example of a circular economy in action. 

The company’s dual ASI Certification expands Novelis’ leading efforts in the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.”

Francisco Pires, President of Novelis South America, said: “Novelis has been working globally to provide greener aluminium, which means that our efforts in all the countries where we operate are focused on innovation and sustainability. 

“Being recognised by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative at all levels confirms that we are moving the right way for our business and our customers in a more sustainable vision of the future.”

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