Alu-Met GmbH has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification with Provisional status for its re-melting and casthouse operations at its Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt plant in Nachrodt, Germany. The facility has a total annual capacity of 75,000 tons of extrusion billets of the 6000 alloy series made from a feedstock primarily composed of recycled aluminium.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Alu-Met facility – Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt in Nachrodt, Germany – has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant has received Provisional Certification under the ASI Interim Policy regarding Audits, Audit-Related Travel and Coronavirus, which clarifies the reasonable accommodations that can be made to audit plans in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation.
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 Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt facility was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH. The audit was undertaken as a ‘desktop’ exercise with a remote review of relevant documentation. Some criteria requiring on-site evaluation by the auditor will be evaluated when an on-site audit can be scheduled.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Alu-Met on the ASI Performance Standard certification with provisional status of their Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt facility. This second Performance Standard Certification further demonstrates the company’s commitment to operating their aluminium recycling operations in a responsible manner, and combined with their recycled-content billets, supports ASI’s vision of maximizing the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society.”
“After receiving the ASI Performance Standard certification for Speedline Aluminium in 2020, we are very proud to announce the successful certification for our German production plant in Nachrodt. The Performance Standard certificate underlines the full commitment of the entire group to sustainable environmental, social and governance principles, while we are looking forward to the next steps ahead of us. Our mother company Alu-met GmbH is in progress to complete the CoC Standard certification this year, which shows our full commitment to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative”, said General Managers Dr. Frank Müller and Dr. Gerhard Anger.