Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Aleris Duffel in Belgium against ASI Performance Standard
Aleris Duffel has achieved Certification to the ASI Performance Standard for its rolling facility in Belgium, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The company’s Duffel plant is one of the largest rolling mills in Europe, producing rolled products from aluminum and special alloys.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Aleris Duffel aluminium rolling and casthouse facility has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant features a CALP (Continuous Annealing Line with Pre-Treatment), hot and cold rolling mills that produce automotive body sheet and products for transport, building and industrial end uses.
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 audit of Aleris was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, said “We sincerely congratulate the Aleris Duffel team for achieving ASI Certification against the ASI Performance Standard. As a founding member of ASI, Aleris has made valued contributions to the development of our multi-stakeholder initiative and its growing success, and their connections to downstream use sectors like automotive are a critical piece of the foundation for ASI’s whole-of-supply chain approach. We are very pleased to see them play a leadership role on sustainability and thank them for their continued commitment.”
“Achieving Certification to the ASI Performance Standard for our Duffel facility is a tremendous honor and great reward for our efforts and ongoing commitment to sustainability,” Andreas Gondorf, vice president Aleris Automotive, said. “We know our customers share these goals, and we look forward to our continued partnership with them as we focus on developing innovative solutions that will advance our mutual sustainability objectives.”