Tetra Pak is the third end user company to be certified against the ASI Performance Standard, less than a year after the certification programme launched, ensuring focus on the material stewardship of aluminium in packaging. On the inside of Tetra Pak aseptic cartons, a layer of aluminium eight times thinner than a human hair provides vital protection from oxygen and light, keeping perishable food safe without refrigeration and preservatives for up to 12 months.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced Tetra Pak as the sixth company, and third end user of aluminium to become ASI Certified. The ASI Performance Standard focuses on ‘material stewardship’ for Industrial Users, addressing issues such as product design, life cycle assessments, management of process scrap and collection and recycling of products at end-of-life.
Tetra Pak’s ASI Certification covers the company’s main offices (Lund, Sweden; Modena, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland) and all Packaging Material and Additional Materials sites for Material Stewardship related activities.
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 audits of Tetra Pak were carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We offer our warmest congratulations to Tetra Pak on their achievement of ASI Certification for the Performance Standard. Tetra Pak has been a founding member of ASI, investing considerable time and effort into ASI’s development since its inception. The company continues to place a high priority on sustainability issues and is working closely with their foil suppliers on ASI uptake. Tetra Pak’s commitment to a responsible aluminium value chain sends a clear market signal about the importance of working together for a socially and environmentally sustainable future.”
Julian Fox, Sourcing and MFG Director, Tetra Pak said “Receiving this certification, which covers all stages of the value chain for aluminium, further recognises Tetra Pak’s commitment to responsible sourcing, and a sustainable approach to business. As a global company with many thousands of suppliers around the world, we have an opportunity to promote responsible sourcing practices. Which is why ASI membership and certification is a requirement for all our suppliers of aluminium foil. We believe this is the right thing to do, and also vital to remaining the packaging supplier of choice for our customers and for consumers.