Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Jupiter Aluminum Corporation against ASI Performance Standard
The certification covers their Hammond, Indiana, USA facility.
13 January 2020
Jupiter Aluminum Corporation has successfully achieved ASI Performance Certification demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The certification covers their Hammond, Indiana, USA facility.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Jupiter Aluminum Corporation has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. At the Hammond, Indiana USA Facility, Jupiter melts scrap aluminum to produce common alloy coils destined for various North American markets.
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 Jupiter Aluminum facility was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We are delighted to congratulate Jupiter Aluminum Corporation on their ASI Certification, the first to be achieved in the USA. Their passion and commitment to sustainability as a recycler is testament to the importance of a circular economy approach for aluminium. We are very proud to have them as ASI members and see them achieve the first US-based ASI Certification.”
Paul-Henri Chevalier, CEO of Jupiter Aluminum said “We are very honoured to be the first facility in the United States to achieve certification to the ASI Performance Standard. The purpose of our business, recycling aluminum, is based on our philosophy that waste can be dramatically reduced when scrap is recycled to be re-used under new applications. We are proud of the fact that a comprehensive external audit of our business operations has acknowledged and confirmed our longstanding efforts in responsible aluminum production. This ASI certification means a lot to every Jupiter Aluminum employee as its principles and ambitions have been anchored in the company’s DNA since day one. We see the ASI certification not as an objective, but as a baseline for continuous improvement towards a more sustainable aluminum world.”
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