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19 December 2023

Cervejaria Masterpiece has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) with Provisional status and Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V2 (2022) Certification for the manufacture of aluminium beverage cans at its facility in Niterói, Brazil.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Cervejaria Masterpiece has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 with Provisional status and Chain of Custody V2. The company operates a microbrewery producing a range of specialty beers packaged in aluminium cans and sold locally and internationally.

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 V3 and ASI CoC Standard V2 were launched in May 2022 following a multi-year revision process.

The ASI Performance Standard defines 11 principles and 62 criteria under three sustainability pillars – Environment, Social, and Governance – with the aim to address pressing sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain, such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, circularity, and greenhouse gas emissions. 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 CoC Standard also confirms that appropriate policies and due diligence process are in place to identify and address critical issues, such as corruption, human rights abuses, materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the supply chain and support responsible sourcing.

The independent, third-party audit was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd. A full listing of audit findings is available in the summary audit reports, linked below. Twelve minor non-conformances were noted under Criteria 1.1 Legal Compliance, 2.7a-f Emergency Response Plan, 4.4d Collection and Recycling of Products at End of Life, 5.1a-b Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Energy Use, 6.1a-f Emissions to Air, 6.2a-g Discharges to Water, 6.5a-c Waste Management and Reporting, 7.1a-b Water Assessment and Disclosure, 9.2a-e Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment, 9.8e Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas – Report annually, 10.3a-c Forced Labour and 11.1a Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System. Three Major non-conformances were identified under Criteria 5.3a-e GHG Emissions Reduction Plans, 5.4 GHG Emissions Management, and 11.2 Employee engagement on Health and Safety, resulting in a Certification with Provisional status of one year. Cervejaria Masterpiece will be implementing corrective actions, to be verified in a follow-up audit. DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd approved the corrective action plans for the Major non-conformances prior to submission of the audit report to ASI. No non-conformances were identified during the Chain of Custody Certification audit.

“We congratulate Cervejaria Masterpiece on achieving dual ASI Certification with Provisional Status for the Performance Standard V3 (2022) and Full Status for Chain of Custody Standard V2 (2022). Embracing sustainability is an ongoing journey that involves consistently evaluating practices and driving positive change. The dual ASI Certification serves as a platform for Cervejaria Masterpiece to benchmark its sustainability performance and implement plans for continuous improvement.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of ASI


“We recognize the profound impact our industry has on the environment. Our commitment to sustainability is epitomized by our achievement of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification. This certification underscores our dedication to responsible sourcing, ethical practices, and environmental stewardship. We believe in brewing excellence with a conscience, and this certification is a testament to our relentless pursuit of a more sustainable and eco-friendly brewing industry.”

– André Valle, Masterpiece CEO

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