The Hydro Aluminium Primary Metal operations that, in May 2019, were certified against the ASI Performance Standard – aluminium smelting, re-melting/refining and casthouse activities at the production sites Clervaux (Luxembourg), Høyanger (Norway), Karmøy (Norway), Sunndal (Norway) and Årdal (Norway) – have now also been certified against the ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Hydro Aluminium Primary Metal operations in Luxembourg and Norway have been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard. Hydro now has the longest unbroken chain of ASI CoC and Performance Standard Certified entities, from bauxite and alumina, through primary and secondary aluminium production and beyond to its Rolled Products operations.
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 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 independent, third-party audits of the Primary Metal operations were carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “Hydro’s commitment to sustainability is clearly shown in the company’s expanding list of ASI certifications that collectively represent the head office and sixteen operations across six countries. This global and vertically integrated approach gives a clear signal to the market that they are serious about a comprehensive and strategic approach to sustainability in their business. With this latest Chain of Custody Certification, Hydro becomes the third ASI Member to offer ASI Aluminium with certified materials traced back to the bauxite mine. We warmly congratulate Hydro on their achievements.”
Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice-President of Primary Metal in Hydro, says: “This ASI Chain of Custody certification for a number of Hydro Primary Metal operations marks a crucial milestone in Hydro’s commitment to certify Hydro aluminium throughout the entire value-chain according to the highest sustainability standards in our industry. Hydro takes pride in being able to going to market with aluminium products and solutions that are ASI certified from bauxite to end-product. With aluminium from Hydro’s CoC certified operations, our customers can now document that the products they sell are produced according to the leading industry standards for responsibility and sustainability. We are committed to continue certifying even more Hydro operations going forward.”