ASI certifies Constellium’s facilities in Muscle Shoals and Bowling Green against Performance Standard
Muscle Shoals produces aluminium sheet for all three pivotal components of beverage cans—body stock, coated end stock, and tab stock.
12 September 2023
Constellium Muscle Shoals has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its facilities in Muscle Shoals Alabama, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. Muscle Shoals produces aluminium sheet for all three pivotal components of beverage cans—body stock, coated end stock, and tab stock. The facility produces over 450,000 tonnes of finished aluminium coils per year. Constellium’s Bowling Green plant produces flat rolled aluminium Auto Body Sheet products for the automotive market, with a capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons annually.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Constellium Muscle Shoals has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for the manufacturing of aluminium sheets, coils and alloys. The Muscle Shoals location encompasses several facilities, including the Element 13 used beverage can recycling facility, where delacquering, melting, casting, and storage take place, the Alloys Plant, which specialises in the production of aluminium sheet coils, the Sheffield facility, which is dedicated to producing slit coils for tabstock, and the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility, which produces flat rolled aluminum auto body sheet products. The plants’ products are destined for use in the packaging and automotive 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 Performance Standard V2 (2017) 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 Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, labour rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The independent, third-party audit of Constellium Muscle Shoals (CMS LLC) was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification. The audit took place prior to May 31, 2023, thus enabling a Performance Standard V2 certification.
“We congratulate Constellium for achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at its Muscle Shoals and Bowling Green facilities. The company’s capacity to recycle nearly 20 billion cans per year through its Element 13 facility underscores its key role in the circular economy of the region and beyond. Its ASI Performance Standard certification demonstrates that the company is committed towards the responsible production of aluminium, and broader ESG outcomes.”
– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI
“Receiving the ASI certification is an extraordinary achievement for our Muscle Shoals and Bowling Green facilities, and demonstrates our commitment to manufacture our products in a responsible and sustainable way. Our recycling capacity, coupled with this certification, is a step further to respond to the demands of our customers and society.”
– Fred Pearson, Director of Environmental and Sustainability
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