Crown Holdings, Inc. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for all six beverage can related production plants in Brazil operating in the Crown Beverage Can Brazil Division, as well as the Corporate Office in São Paulo.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Crown Holdings, Inc. has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium for the Crown Beverage Can 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 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 audit of the Crown Brazil plants and Corporate Office 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 ASI Performance Standard Certification at all of its six Crown Brazil production units. Recyclability makes the aluminium beverage can one of the best representations of the circular economy, and Brazil has achieved rates of 97.4% can recycling in 2020. Crown Brazil’s ASI Certification adds additional assurance to their customers of their responsible production practices.”
“We are pleased to have successfully passed the ASI certification, a very important achievement and a proof of company’s dedication and commitment reinforcing the strategic direction on our sustainability journey,” said Wilmar Arinelli, President of Crown Brazil. “Crown continues on the mission to create an impactful cycle – an opportunity to move beyond addressing regulatory and supply chain disruption risks caused by environmental, social and governance concerns.”
“Receiving the ASI Performance Standard certification for our Brazil operations helps solidify the structure and sustainability of our own value chain for metal packaging, which already serves as the world’s most responsible format,” said John Rost, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at Crown. “We are proud to pair ethical sourcing methods with a product that so strongly promotes the circular economy and helps minimize the environmental impact of essential goods.”