ELVAL Hellenic Aluminium Industry has achieved ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard certification for its Aluminium Rolling Division of Elvalhalcor S.A. for the facility in Oinofyta, Greece. The facility’s operations include re-melting and casthouse activities, hot/cold rolling, coil coating and finishing lines. This facility achieved Performance Standard certification in July 2020.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that ELVAL Hellenic Aluminium Industry has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard. ELVAL focuses on aluminium rolling for use in a number of downstream industries and different products, from aluminium foil and special alloys used in the automotive industry to aluminium coils and sheets used for soft drink and food 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 independent, third-party audit of the Elvalhalcor S.A. facility was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate ELVAL Hellenic Aluminium Industry on achieving ASI CoC Standard Certification at their Oinofyta plant, the first CoC certification to be achieved in Greece. In addition to primary sources, this facility taps a stream of recycled used beverage cans sourced from a recycling center established by ELVAL, with the objective to increase the recycling rates in Greece. The Chain of Custody Standard certification ensures that a system is in place for tracking eligible scrap as it comes into the facility, is processed, and flows onward to the next step in the value chain, and gives ELVAL’s downstream customers important insight into the aluminium products they are sourcing.“
Lambros Varouchas, General Manager at Elval, ElvalHalcor’s Alluminium Rolling Division, said, “We are very pleased to receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard certification, an important achievement for our sustainability programme. Building on the sound ESG practices that we have long established in our production facilities, this certification allows us to offer to our customers ASI-certified aluminium products, manufactured from material sourced and processed within the responsible supply chains that are certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative”.