Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies additional Hydro Aluminium Extruded Solutions operations against ASI Performance Standard
Hydro Aluminium Extruded Solutions operations for extrusion and profiles at the sites in Bellenberg (Germany) and fabrication of aluminium Lichtervelde (Belgium) have become the next of Hydro’s operations to be certified to the ASI Performance Standard. In total, Hydro now has certified 9 operations across four countries, including Hydro corporate office and a joint-venture – Alunorf – with Novelis.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that two additional Hydro Aluminium Extruded Solutions operations have been successfully certified against its standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. In Extruded Solutions, Hydro has the largest global aluminium extrusion-based solutions operation in the world, producing applications for windows, doors, electronics, transportation and thousands of other product areas.
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 independent, third-party audits of the Extruded Solutions operations were carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI congratulates Hydro on this further achievement and the demonstration of their ongoing commitment to certify their operations to the ASI Performance Standard. Clearly there are not only environmental, social and governance benefits for Hydro to pursue certification, but also a strategic business benefit that the company seeks to capitalise on. We applaud their tenacity and are as proud of their growing list of certified operations as Hydro employees are themselves.”
“ASI certification is part of our strategy, and we will continue following up. This is because consumers want sustainable materials from companies that do business the right way – and this is what Hydro is all about,” says executive vice president Egil Hogna, who is responsible for Hydro’s Extruded Solutions business area.