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29 November 2021

Gränges has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for its casting and rolling operations at its Gränges Finspång AB plant in Sweden. The facility also achieved full Performance Standard Certification status, which supersedes the Provisional Status Certification achieved in February 2021.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Gränges facility in Finspång, Sweden has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification, while also achieving full Performance Standard Certification status. The plant designs and manufactures rolled strip and sheet of aluminium for the automotive industry and currently has an annual production capacity of 100 kt.

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 Gränges Finspång were carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We congratulate Gränges on their achievement of Chain of Custody Standard and full Performance Standard Certifications at their Finspång facility. This facility’s focus on the production of aluminium for the automotive sector makes it well-placed to contribute solutions for a growing and evolving hybrid and electric vehicle market. With its dual ASI Certification in place, Gränges will also be able to meet the increasing demand for responsibly produced materials.”

“I’m very proud that we now can offer customers verified sustainability credentials both in the form of product carbon footprint certificates as well as ASI-certified aluminium demonstrating that our products are responsibly sourced and produced. This provides assurance to our customers and other business partners that we are strongly committed to meeting their increased sustainability requirements and demand for sustainable aluminium”, said Fredrik Spens, Managing Director Gränges Finspång.

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