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18 January 2022

ProfilGruppen Extrusions AB has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for the development and manufacture of customized aluminium extrusions and components at its Åseda, Sweden plant. The plant’s products are destined for use in a variety of downstream sectors, including transport, electronics, and construction.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that ProfilGruppen Extrusions AB has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant’s activities include extrusion of aluminium profiles in 4 production lines, anodizing for surface treatment, and further processing of aluminium extrusions in the form of cutting processing, bending and stamping.

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 ProfilGruppen Extrusions AB Åseda plant was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate ProfilGruppen Extrusions AB on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification. Aluminium extrusions offer important benefits compared to other metals, including conductivity of heat and electricity, high corrosion resistance, ease of maintenance and durability, strength and ductility. ProfilGruppen Extrusions’ downstream customers have the assurance through the Performance Standard Certification that the company produces its extrusions in a responsible manner.”

ProfilGruppen’s CEO, Fredrik Zöögling said, “From the start, ProfilGruppen has striven to offer a circular alternative and has always been a responsible company with very high ambitions regarding sustainability towards the environment, but also individuals and society as a whole. We know we have a sustainable business, but it is very satisfying to have this verified by a third party with the certification by ASI. We will now continue our process of continuous improvement and reach for the next level.”

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