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16 August 2023

Dadco Alumina and Chemicals Limited has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its Aluminium Oxid Stade (AOS) refinery, port and administrative facilities, storage areas and landfill in Stade, Germany. AOS has an annual production capacity of more than 1 million tonnes of alumina.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Dadco Alumina and Chemicals Limited has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for the production of smelter grade alumina, as well as other alumina chemicals at its AOS facility in Stade, Germany. The company’s alumina is delivered to smelters for processing into aluminium, and its alumina chemicals are used in the production of flame retardants and water treatment products.

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 the Dadco Alumina and Chemicals Limited AOS facility was carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group). The audit took place prior to May 31, 2023, thus enabling a Performance Standard V2 certification.

“We warmly congratulate Dadco Alumina and Chemicals Limited for achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at its AOS refinery. The reduction of the refinery’s energy consumption through the use of tube digestion and fluidised bed calcination shows its commitment to improving energy efficiency, while the company’s Performance Standard Certification demonstrates its commitment to meeting a high bar of performance across a broad range of ESG criteria.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“Sustainability has been very much at the forefront of our strategy over the past few years. Accomplishing the ASI certification symbolises our continued commitment to this strategy and reinforces our competitiveness in the global alumina market. By producing high quality material with a lower environmental impact, we hope to add value to all of our stakeholders: our customers, suppliers and the community.”

– Victor Dahdaleh, Owner and Chairman of Dadco Group


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