ASI certifies one Novelis facility against ASI Performance Standard and two against ASI Chain of Custody Standard


ATLANTA (Scrap Register): Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Novelis’ plant in Ohle, Germany has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

The Ohle plant supplies foil and packaging products to such diverse applications as coffee capsules, foil trays for the food industry, aluminium coil cores and flexible tubes for Automotive and Caravan. ASI Chain of Custody Certification has also been successfully achieved covering both Ohle and Alunorf, a semi-fabrication facility also in Germany.

The Alunorf plant, a joint venture between Novelis and Hydro, achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2019. Novelis is the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminium products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminium. The ASI Certification programme is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain.

The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, intending to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment, and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous People's rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “ASI warmly congratulates Novelis on these two new ASI Certifications. Semi-fabrication facilities are the critical link between upstream production and a wide range of downstream use sectors and we are delighted to see the ever-growing commitment to responsible practices by key players such as Novelis.”

Emilio Braghi, Senior Vice President & President Novelis Europe, said: “Guided by our purpose to shape a sustainable world together, we are focused on implementing sustainable manufacturing processes and operating ethically and responsibly.”

He added, “We are proud to receive our first ASI certifications for both the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody as it is another important milestone demonstrating our strong commitment towards sustainability.”

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