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20 January 2022

Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for the design and manufacture of alloys, metal additives and fluxes at the Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group facility in Baoding City, Hebei Province, China. The plant produces aluminium alloy sheet, strip, foil, tube, bar/billet, profile, wire, and castings destined for transportation, packaging, electronic, aerospace and other industry sectors.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group Co., Ltd. has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The company is one of the largest intermediate alloy and aluminium alloy wheel manufacturers in China, specialising in the research, development, design, manufacture and sales of new intermediate alloy materials and aluminium alloy wheel lightweight, among other products.

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 Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group Co., Ltd. plant was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group Co., Ltd. on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification. With its wide range of products destined for an equally broad customer base, the company supports lightweighting and improved energy efficiency properties for the products manufactured in many key downstream industries. ASI Certification provides these customers with independent assurance that the company is also following industry-leading environment, social and governance criteria in their production processes.”

Wenhong Wang, General Manager of Lizhong Sitong Light Alloys Group, said, “ASI Certification is a milestone in our growth. We are very proud of achieving it. ASI certification is our practice to improve the company performance and sustainable development of our operation. It is beneficial for us to better perform the company’s responsible production and management, speed up our sustainable development. We look forward to the cooperation with ASI Members to promote the sustainable development of aluminum industry! ”

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