Alu-Met GmbH has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its re-melting and casthouse operations at the Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei GmbH in Schlins, Austria. The facility uses an average of more than 70 percent recycled aluminium feedstock to produce aluminium extrusion billets.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that the Alu-Met facility – Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei GmbH in Schlins, Austria – has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The facility has an annual production capacity of up to 96,000 tonnes of extrusion billets made from a feedstock primarily composed of recycled aluminium.
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 Speedline Aluminium Gießerei GmbH facility was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We congratulate Alu-Met on the ASI Performance Standard certification of their Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei facility. The company’s overall focus on recycled aluminium as an input to their extrusion billet production can help downstream customers reduce the carbon footprint of their products. In addition, the ASI Certification now demonstrates that the company’s focus on sustainability of their production processes is also firmly in place.”
“I am proud to see the entire team being fully committed to a sustainable production process led by continuous improvement in ecological efficiency as well as observing social responsibility and ensuring human rights on the entire value chain. We put in a lot of work through the years to achieve our goals and it has been paying off. Therefore, we are very happy that our good work gets recognition by receiving the ASI-Certificate. This will only inspire and motivate us even more to follow the path we have been on for a long time”, said General Manager, Dr. Frank Müller.