Crown Holdings, Inc. has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for the manufacture of aluminium can bodies and can ends its Crown Beverage Can Brazil Division subsidiary. The six plants achieved Performance Standard Certification in October 2021.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Crown Holdings, Inc. has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification at its Crown Beverage Brazil Division can Plants at Cabreúva, São Paulo; Estancia, Sergipe; Ponta Grossa, Parana; Rio Verde, Goias; Teresina, Piaui; the can end Plant at Manaus, Amazonas and the corporate office at Cabreúva, São Paulo. The annual production of the six plants is 10.9 billion cans.
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 CoC Standard also confirms that appropriate policies and due diligence process are in place to identify and address critical issues, such as corruption, human rights abuses, materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the supply chain and support responsible sourcing.
The independent, third-party audit of the Crown Holdings, Inc plants was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We warmly congratulate Crown Holdings, Inc. on achieving Chain of Custody Standard Certification for their Brazilian operations. Crown’s responsible and ethical sourcing program includes internal training for procurement teams, inclusion of relevant criteria in new supplier contracts, and third-party assessments and audits for potentially high-risk suppliers of goods and services with the goal for all core raw material and service suppliers to be in compliance with the company’s sourcing policies by 2030. These elements align with the supply chain due diligence principles in ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certification.”
“This latest achievement from our Crown Brazil team highlights not only their robust grasp of ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices, but also their strong sense of teamwork for achieving the CoC (Chain of Custody) ASI certification. The ASI program as a whole complements Crown’s Twentyby30 sustainability program, as both are committed to elevating Crown’s environmental, social and governance practices through tangible actions the company is taking.” Dr. John Rost, VP Global Sustainability and Regulatory, Crown Holdings, Inc.
“We are proud to achieve ASI CoC (Chain of Custody) certification, demonstrating our commitment to society and sustainability through ethical and responsible material sourcing practices. In alignment with our Twentyby30 sustainability program, we are always guided by our values and goals to reduce impacts on the environment. This latest achievement validates our operational excellence in the management of the entire aluminum can production chain,” said Wilmar Arinelli, Crown Brazil President, Crown Holdings, Inc.