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29 April 2022


Following almost three years of Standards Committee and Working Group discussions, a multi-stakeholder development process, two rounds of public consultation and significant redrafting, and legal reviews, the Revised Standards and supporting documents have now been successfully adopted by the ASI Board.  The 2022 versions are the outcome of ASI’s first major revision since the launch of its Standards and Certification program in 2017.

The 2022 versions will be published on ASI’s website on May 19, supported by other operational updates in ASI’s online assurance platform, elementAL, and learning platform, educationAL, which are currently being finalised.  Translations are also being organised and will be published when they are available.

In the 12-month period following the launch, Entities can choose to audit against either the existing (2017) or revised (2022) Standards. After this time only the 2022 Standards will be eligible to be used for ASI Certifications, and the 2017 versions will be retired.  Existing certifications against the 2017 standards can continue for their full certification cycle.

The new Assurance Manual (V2) and Claims Guide (V2) will be launched at the same time as the revised Standards and will replace the existing versions immediately with no transition period.

The ASI Board extends sincere thanks to the hard-working ASI team, Standards Committee, Working Groups and all stakeholders who have contributed to this important process.  The 2022 versions reflect a strong commitment to collaboration and consensus-building in tackling changes in knowledge, stakeholder expectations and priority issues.

2022 Standards

ASI’s Standards and supporting documents were updated in 2022 after a major revision process.  Find out more about each below.

Please note: Translations will become available as they are published.

The ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) defines 62 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

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The CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for CoC Material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors.

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The ASI Glossary (2022) lists all of the key terms found within the ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard.

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The purpose of the ASI Claims Guide is to set out the rules and supporting guidance for the types of claims made regarding ASI Certification and Membership.

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The purpose of the ASI Assurance Manual is to set out the principles, procedures and objectives for the assurance model that support ASI Certification.

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The Guidance is designed to assist ASI Members to fulfil their commitment to implement the ASI Performance Standard and achieve Certification. There are individual Guidance chapters for each of the 11 Principles in the ASI Performance Standard.

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This ASI CoC Standard Guidance has been developed as a resource to assist ASI Members seeking CoC Certification, and for ASI Accredited Auditors carrying out independent Third Party Audits.

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