Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Mytilineos S.A. against ASI Performance Standard
MYTILINEOS S.A. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its upstream activities undertaken by the company’s Metallurgy Business Unit in Greece, including bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting. It is the sole vertically integrated bauxite, alumina and aluminium producer with its asset base entirely in Europe.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that MYTILINEOS has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium for their Bauxite mining activities of Delphi Distomon site; Refining, smelting and casthouse activities at the Aluminium Of Greece Plant; Port Facilities at the Aluminium of Greece Plant; and, Mytilineos corporate headquarters in Athens. The operations have an annual production capacity that exceeds 198,000 tons of aluminium, 860,000 tons of alumina and 630,000 tons of bauxite.
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 MYTILINEOS’ Metallurgy Business Unit operations was carried out by EUROCERT S.A.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate MYTILINEOS on achieving this Certification for their full upstream value chain from bauxite mining to aluminium smelting and casting at its Metallurgy Business Unit. The company has rightfully set its sights on reducing its carbon footprint – a challenge facing the entire aluminium sector – and its ASI Performance Standard Certification demonstrates that its operations also meet the highest industry standards for broader ESG issues.”
Dimitris Stefanidis, General Manager of MYTILINEOS’ Metallurgy Business Unit stated: “We are very proud to obtain the certification of ASI Performance Standard, as it verifies our hard work and commitment to our Sustainable Development Strategy. MYTILINEOS’ ambitious goal is to evolve in a global benchmark for Green Metallurgy by committing to reduce the absolute emissions of the Metallurgy Business Unit by 65% and, respectively, the relative emissions by 75% (as measured per ton of aluminium produced) by 2030. We are confident that we can achieve those targets and ASI’s Performance Standard Certification proves our responsibility and efficiency”.