What is the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative?
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative or ASI is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification. They bring together producers, users and stakeholders, each with a commitment to maximizing the contribution of aluminium toward a sustainable society. Working collaboratively with its members, ASI aim to foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
The objectives of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative are to:
- To define globally applicable standards for sustainability performance and material chain-of-custody for the aluminium value chain
- To promote measurable and continual improvements in the key environmental, social and governance impacts of aluminium production, use and recycling
- To develop a credible assurance and certification system that both mitigates the risks of non-conformity with ASI standard and minimises barriers to broad scale implementation
- To become and remain a globally valued organisation advancing programmes for sustainability in the aluminium value chain which is financially self-sustaining and inclusive of stakeholder interests
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of the entire aluminium value chain
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative is therefore a true sustainability certification: it addresses the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of the entire aluminium value chain. Its standards address the concerns around the sustainable production of aluminium, from bauxite or mining to the production of semi-fabricated products, taking into account the recycling of pre- and post-consumer scrap.
We can offer certification through Hydro Extruded Solutions for activities including ingot casting, rolling of aluminium coils and strips, extrusion, fabrication and surface finishing of aluminium profiles, and manufacture of aluminium tubes. The Certification Scope covers the Hydro sites: Atessa (Italy), Albi (France), Avintes (Portugal), Bellenberg (Germany), Birtley (United Kingdom), Chateauroux (France), Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Chrzanów (Poland), Drunen including Pole Products (Netherlands), Feltre (Italy), Ghlin (Belgium), Harderwijk (Netherlands), La Roca (Spain), La Selva (Spain), Lichtervelde (Belgium), Lichtervelde Precision Tubing (Belgium), Lucé (Extrusion France), Miranda (Spain), Navarra (Spain), Nenzing (Austria), Ornago (Italy) Puget-sur-Argens (France), Rackwitz (Germany), Raeren (Belgium), Tibshelf (United Kingdom), Toulouse (France), Trzcianka (Poland), Uphusen (Germany), and the Extruded Solutions corporate office (Norway).