AMAG Austria Metall AG has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for aluminium remelting/recycling, casting and rolling activities undertaken at its production facilities in Ranshofen, Austria. The Ranshofen AMAG plant was the third to be certified against the ASI Performance Standard and was achieved in September 2018.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that AMAG has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard for its operations in Ranshofen Austria. The facility’s products are destined for use in a range of downstream sectors, including aircraft, architecture, automotive and transportation, packaging, sporting goods and other industrial applications. AMAG has a strong focus on recycled materials and the realization of closed loop concepts.
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 audits of the AMAG plant was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate AMAG on their ASI Chain of Custody Certification. Having a scrap utilisation rate of 75-80 % already gives the plant a good foundation for offering a relatively low-carbon product to their downstream customers and supports the circular economy. With their dual certification now in place, this gives their aluminium outputs additional sustainability credentials that will add important value to the key downstream sectors that they supply.”
“Sustainability is of essential importance for the company’s long-term success. AMAG has already been focusing on responsible and resource-conserving production for decades. The ASI Chain of Custody Certification is the next logical step along this path”, says AMAG CEO Gerald Mayer.