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21 January 2022

Gränges has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for its casting and rolling operations at its plant in Shanghai, China. The facility, which produces aluminium strips and plates mainly for the automotive industry, achieved Performance Standard Certification in July 2019.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Gränges facility in Shanghai, China has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification. The plant’s operations include direct chill casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and finishing with an annual production capacity of 120 kt.

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 CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities.

The independent, third-party audit of the Gränges Shanghai was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We congratulate Gränges on the achievement of its second Chain of Custody Standard Certification. The constantly increasing focus on the environmental and social credentials of products, particularly in the automotive sector, means that the sourcing of responsibly produced aluminium is gaining in importance. Gränges’ CoC Certification gives its downstream users of aluminium strips and plates the possibility to source materials that meet the industry’s highest ESG standards.”

Colin Xu, President of Gränges Asia said, “I’m very proud that we now can offer our customers ASI-certified aluminium which provides assurance to our customers and other business partners that we are strongly committed to meeting the increased demand for responsibly produced aluminium and that we promote and drive responsible and sustainable practices along the aluminium value chain, says Colin Xu, President Gränges Asia.”

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