Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its facilities in Mawei and Fuqing Districts, Fuzhou, China. The facilities produce can body stock, as well as aluminium materials for use in electronics applications, high-end offset plate, and transportation.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd.’s remelting and casting, hot rolling, cold rolling and finishing operations in Fuzhou, China have been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The facilities produce computer-to-plate (CTP) plates, foil stock, as well as aluminium materials destined for use in the construction, packaging, electronic and transportation sectors. The facilities have an annual capacity of 450,000 tonnes.
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 independent, third-party audits of the Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. facilities were carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We congratulate Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. on its ASI Performance Standard certification for its re-melting, casting and rolling operations. Rolling operations are the starting point for the products in many downstream sectors involving both consumer and industrial uses, and this makes a strong commitment to sustainable production at this stage of the value chain all the more important.”