Constellium has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification for its extrusion plant at Constellium Singen and automotive structure production sites at Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld, all in Germany. The facilities had already achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in October 2020.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Constellium has been successfully certified against the Chain of Custody Standard for three German facilities: an extrusion plant and two automotive structure production sites, which manufacture car components from extruded profiles. In addition to their use in automotive structures, extruded products are also destined for rail, electrical and mechanical engineering markets.
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 audits of the Constellium plant were carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group). The facilities were audited as a ‘desktop’ exercise, in accordance with the ASI Interim Policy regarding Audits, Audit-Related Travel and Coronavirus.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Constellium on their Chain of Custody certification at these new three facilities. We’re pleased to see the company continuing to expand its ASI Certifications, following on from their dual-Certification of casting, rolling, finishing and recycling facilities in December 2020. This is a strong demonstration of Constellium’s commitment to supplying their range of customers with responsibly produced aluminium, and to addressing sustainability challenges more broadly.”
“We are very proud of this achievement. This certification responds to demand for sustainable solutions from our customers and from society,” said Philippe Hoffmann, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures and Industry business unit. “This certification is in line with our ambitious sustainability strategy to expand our low-carbon offering and to improve the overall footprint of the aluminium supply chain, while adding more value for our customers and our business.”