Constantia Flexibles has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for its rolling and packaging conversion facility Constantia Teich GmbH in Weinburg, Austria. The facility carries out rolling of aluminium foil to basic and final conversion. The Constantia Teich plant obtained ASI Performance Standard certification in May 2018.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Constantia Flexibles’ largest plant, Constantia Teich, has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard for its rolling and packaging conversion facility in Weinburg, Austria. The Constantia Flexibles group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries.
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 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 independent, third-party audit of Constantia Teich was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “Our congratulations go to Constantia Flexibles for the ASI Chain of Custody certification of their Constantia Teich subsidiary plant. With appropriate upstream sourcing in place, the company will be able to offer their customers on-product labels on the plant’s outputs. The one billion square meters of annual foil production from this facility gives a significant boost to the potential availability of responsibly produced ASI-certified packaging material for downstream sectors.”
Thomas Greigeritsch, Vice President Group Sustainability said “As one of the founding members of the ASI, who has accompanied the development of these standards since the very beginning, we are especially proud to have achieved ASI Chain of Custody certification. Receiving this recognition from the ASI is a further confirmation of our efforts in the area of responsible sourcing and we are committed to continue on this path together with our suppliers and customers”.