Crown plants in Colombia get ASI certified
Crown Holdings, Inc. has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification at its Crown Colombiana S.A. production facilities in Tocancipá, Colombia.
The facility produces aluminium can bodies for the beverage industry. This is the first facility in Colombia to attain ASI Certification.
Crown’s operations in Brazil, Mexico and Thailand have previously achieved ASI Performance Standard certification.
The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain.
The ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, labour rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.
John Rost, Vice President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at Crown, said: “As part of our Twentyby30 program, we maintain goals to ensure 100% supplier compliance with sourcing policies, as well as to engage with our partners both upstream and downstream around various sustainability topics.
“We are proud to see that our teams around the world are helping to advance toward these goals and uphold our standards, as well as build on the strong sustainability credentials of metal packaging and work toward reducing our overall carbon footprint.”
Juan Carlos Trujillo, President – Colombia at Crown, said: “We are dedicated to serving as a strong corporate steward across all stages of our value chain, and material sourcing is a critical part of that commitment. Our latest ASI Performance Standard Certification in Colombia reflects our continued efforts to be diligent within our procurement not just within South America, but our global organisation.”