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15 October 2021

Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG has achieved ASI Performance Standard with a focus on Material Stewardship for its material conversion activities in the development and manufacture of gearboxes, drive systems and automotive components for two facilities in Germany.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium with a focus on material stewardship. The activities at the Neuenstein facility primarily involve the production of electrified and conventional drivetrains / transmission systems emphasizing the reduction of weight, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Product design, engineering, prototyping and administration are central to its Untergruppenbach site activities.

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. ASI Performance Standard certifications focusing on ‘material stewardship’ address issues such as product design, life cycle assessments, management of process scrap and collection and recycling of products at end-of-life.

The independent, third-party audit of the Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG sites was carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group).

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification for their administration and powertrain design, engineering and prototyping facility in Untergruppenbach and manufacturing plant in Neuenstein, Germany.  As tremendous technological change takes place in automotive drive systems, aluminium retains its critical role.  The ASI Performance Standard Certification is a clear signal that the company’s production process maximises aluminium’s circularity properties.”

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