Constellium has achieved ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certification for casting, rolling, finishing and recycling operations of their Neuf-Brisach site in France. The plant’s outputs are primarily auto body sheet and canstock.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Constellium has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard for its Neuf-Brisach rolling operations in France. The rolling mills supply coil and sheet products to customers primarily in the packaging and automotive sectors. The plant has an annual capacity of 450,000 tons.
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 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 audits of the Constellium plant were carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group).
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Constellium on their dual ASI Certifications at the Neuf-Brisach plant. This plant’s feedstocks of recycled aluminium scrap make it a key starting point for downstream customers that wish to source aluminium with a reduced CO2 footprint. The ASI Certifications provide the assurance that their customers are sourcing an aluminium product that is produced responsibly, and can help extend the sustainability credentials of their customers’ products as well.”
“We are very proud of this achievement. Our customers and society demand sustainable and environmentally-friendly products manufactured responsibly, and our recycling capacity coupled with this certification is a step further to respond to their demand”, said Peter Basten, President, Packaging and Rolled Automotive Products business unit at Constellium. “This certification, combined with our ambitious sustainability strategy, demonstrates our commitment to building a circular economy and to improving the overall footprint of the aluminium life cycle.”