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8 November 2021

Aluflexpack has achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification at its Drniš (Croatia) production site, as well as Chain of Custody Standard Certification for its Drniš and Einsiedeln (Switzerland) production sites. Aluflexpack produces a wide range of flexible packaging products and solutions for confectionary, dairy, human food and pet food industries as well as for the pharmaceutical industry.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Aluflexpack has achieved dual Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications at its Aluflexpack Novi d.o.o. production plant in Drniš, Croatia, and Chain of Custody Certification at its Process Point Service AG site in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The Aluflexpack Novi plant laminates, lacquers, extrudes, prints, slits, embosses, lasers, punches and forms aluminium into flexible packaging, while the Process Point Service plant specialises in the development and production of semi-rigid aluminium compound containers and lids.

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 ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim 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 Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The ASI CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities.

The independent, third-party audits of the Aluflexpack production sites were carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI is pleased to congratulate Aluflexpack on achieving the first dual ASI Certification in Croatia at its Drniš packaging production site, as well as for the Chain of Custody Certification for its Einsiedeln, Switzerland site. The packaging that Aluflexpack produces primarily lands in the hands of consumers. With the Chain of Custody Certification and appropriate upstream sourcing in place, Aluflexpack can leverage on-product claims to bring the message of ASI Certified Aluminium’s sustainability properties to a broader public.”

Commenting on the achievement, Aluflexpack’s CFO Johannes Steurer said:”As one of the leading international manufacturers of premium flexible packaging we are proud to have reached production standards that meet ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certification. Receiving this recognition is the result of over 40 years of experience, great effort and commitment to progress, and we are happy that our achievements have been recognised by ASI. Sustainability is a key factor in our future development and we aim to take this path together with our suppliers and partners. Ultimately, this will result in a considerable benefit to all involved, above all our customers.”

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