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15 December 2021

Aluminium Dunkerque has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for the production of aluminium rolling slabs and foundry ingots for remelting at its facility in Dunkerque, France. The plant achieved Performance Standard Certification in August 2020.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Aluminium Dunkerque facility in Dunkerque, France has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification. The plant specializes in the manufacture of aluminium slabs and ingots, which are destined for use in the transport, automotive, packaging, building and construction industries. The site produces over 284,000 tonnes of aluminium per year.

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 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 audit of Aluminium Dunkerque was carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group).

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI warmly congratulates Aluminium Dunkerque on achieving Chain of Custody Standard Certification at its smelting and casting facility, the largest primary aluminium smelter in Europe. This facility’s production volume and dual ASI Certification enables customers in downstream aluminium use sectors to forge ahead with sourcing of certified materials that are produced according to the highest industry environmental, social and governance standards.”

“We are very proud to obtain the ASI Chain of Custody certification. This recognition rewards the efforts made by the Aluminium Dunkerque teams to comply with the highest standards in terms of governance in the aluminium industry. This is an important milestone in our approach to developing a low-carbon aluminium that will mainly benefit our customers and our community,” said Amélie Hennion, Managing Director.

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