Constellium has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its extrusion plant in Singen, as well as production sites in Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld, all located in Germany. The facilities produce aluminium components and structural elements primarily for the automotive sector.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Constellium has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The Singen Extrusion plant, Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld facilities produce automotive structures, components, systems, and assemblies. The Singen facility’s rolling mill and casting facility achieved ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard certifications in 2019.
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 audits of the Constellium facilities were carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group).
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “ASI congratulates Constellium on their Performance Standard certification covering their Singen, Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld facilities. The use of aluminium for lightweighting in automobiles helps to reduce CO2 emissions and can extend vehicle range, both of which are critical to improving sustainability in the automotive sector. The ASI Certification at these facilities now adds additional assurance of the responsible production process of these materials.”
“The Performance Certification is an important accomplishment by our extrusion and automotive team at Constellium´s site in Singen, Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld. This gives a clear signal to the market that we are serious about a comprehensive and strategic approach to sustainability in our operations. It is a deeply grateful credit in our daily work and sustainability agenda, and in our strategy to help our customers offer aluminum extrusions that are sourced and produced responsibly,” says Thomas Müller, Plant Manager Singen Extrusion, Germany.