Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Novelis Brazil site against ASI Performance Standard
Novelis has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its aluminium rolling and recycling activities at its facility in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. The plant is the largest such complex in South America.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Novelis has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium at their aluminium rolling and recycling facility at Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. The annual capacity of the facility is approximately 490 kilotonnes for recycling and 680 kilotonnes for aluminium sheet, primarily destined for use as beverage packaging, as well as in consumer and industrial and packaging markets in the South American region.
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 Novelis’ Pindamonhangaba facility was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Novelis on this Performance Standard certification at the Pindamonhangaba plant in Brazil. We’re pleased to see Novelis continue its strong expansion of third-party audited ASI Certifications, now at 12, spread across 5 countries. Novelis also makes a valuable contribution to ASI governance and development, via their respective contributions through the ASI Board and Standards Committee.”