Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Hydro Aluminium Primary Metal operations against ASI Chain of Custody Standard


OSLO (Scrap Register): The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that aluminum produced at five plants in Hydro's Primary Metal business area is now certified according to the industry-leading standards of responsibility and sustainability.

Previously, the plants were certified – now the metal itself has received its certification from ASI. This means that Hydro can now go to market with aluminum that is ASI certified throughout the value chain, from bauxite mine to end-product.

“This ASI Chain of Custody certification marks a crucial milestone in Hydro’s commitment to certify that aluminum our customers buy from Hydro is manufactured according to industry-leading standards of responsibility and sustainability," says Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice-President for Primary Metal in Hydro.

Hydro now has the longest unbroken chain of ASI certifications in the industry, from mining through refining and primary aluminum production to fabrication of end products. A total of 16 Hydro plants in six countries have so far been ASI certified, and several more are in the process of obtaining certification.

Hydro's remelter Clervaux in Luxembourg and the primary aluminum plants Sunndal, Karmøy, Årdal and Høyanger in Norway are the operations that obtained certification of their metal products according to ASI's Chain of Custody standard.

The independent, third-party audits of the Primary Metal operations were carried out by DNV GL.

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