Suntown Technology Group Corporation Limited (SNTO) has become the third company in China to achieve Certification to the ASI Performance Standard, and the first in China covering aluminium recycling, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The company, headquartered in Wangcheng Economic Development Zone, Changsha, has grown significantly over recent years to become one of the biggest foil manufacturers in the world.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that SNTO has been successfully certified against ASI’sPerformance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. SNTO produces a broad range of aluminium products from cast billet through to sheet, extrusions and foil. The SNTO certification covers aluminium re-melting, re-fining and re-cycling and semi-fabrication activities at the sites in Changsha and Changde.

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 independent, third-party audit of SNTO was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI congratulates SNTO on its ASI Performance Standard certification, and for achieving another important milestone in the company’s fast pace of development and growth. We are excited to see the inclusion of aluminium recycling in SNTO’s ASI Certification, the first such facility in China to achieve this. Given the dynamic nature of SNTO and its commitment to innovation and sustainability, we look forward to seeing them continue their ASI certification journey.”

SNTO CEO,Mr. Li Ruishi, said, “In the process of development, SNTO has been steadfastly implementing the strategies of energy saving, emission reduction, low carbon and environmental protection to build a green enterprise. We hope to further reduce pollution and energy consumption through the implementation and certification of the ASI Standards. The only effective way is to persist in developing in-depth and sustained research and development, and achieve continuous improvement through constantly discovering and solving problems, adopting new technologies, new equipment and new methods. We will continue to increase the use and recycling of aluminium which is one kind of clean raw material, making innovative achievements to benefit more people and help build a new green sustainable development world.”

View the SNTO Summary Audit Report.