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10 October 2021

Yunnan YunLv Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its aluminium smelting and casting operations in the Yangjie Industrial Park, Yunnan Province, China. The main products include electrolytic aluminium liquid, remelting aluminium ingot, casting aluminium alloy, and aluminium bar.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Yunnan YunLv Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium at their smelting and casting operations. The facility has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tonnes of primary aluminium based on hydro power.

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 audit of the Yunnan YunLv Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. facility was carried out by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We congratulate Yunnan YunLv Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. on achieving ASI Certification for their smelting operation at the Yangjie Industrial Park. We are pleased to see this latest operation also achieve Certification, in addition to the recent ASI Certification of the company’s joint-venture, Yunnan Yongshun, and is a demonstration of the company’s firm commitment to responsible production of aluminium.”

Yang Guorong, party secretary and general manager of Yunnan Yunlv Yongxin Aluminum Co., Ltd., said, “I am glad to successfully pass the certification of ASI Performance Standard, which is ASI’s recognition and affirmation of our company’s adherence to the road of green and low-carbon development. The company always adheres to the concept of green and sustainable development, implements green manufacturing from the whole process of procurement, production and sales, actively performs social responsibilities, strives to achieve win-win results among enterprises, environment and society, becomes the leader of green development in the industry, makes green development to be the company’s core competitiveness, and continuously improves the brand influence of “green aluminum in Yunnan Aluminum” to achieve carbon peak and contribute to carbon neutralization goals.”

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