ASI MEDIA RELEASE: September 20, 2019

AMAG Austria Metall AG, which carries out recycling, casting, rolling, heat-treatment, and surface finishing at their integrated site in Ranshofen, Austria, has become the third company to be certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for environmental, social and governance performance. AMAG supplies its products to a range of downstream use sectors, including aircraft, architecture, automotive and transportation, packaging, sporting goods and other industrial applications.

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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced the first integrated recycling, casting and rolling plant and third company to be successfully certified against its standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. AMAG Austria Metall AG produces recycling foundry alloys, customized products in the form of liquid aluminum, ingots and sows in its Casting Division and specialty flat rolled products in its Rolling Division. AMAG has a strong focus on recycled materials and the realization of closed loop concepts. Achieving ASI Certification signifies that AMAG’s practices meet the industry’s highest standards.

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 independent, third-party audit of AMAG was carried out by Bureau Veritas Austria.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI is delighted to congratulate AMAG Austria Metall AG on their successful ASI Certification of the Ranshofen operations. AMAG’s strategic focus on aluminium recycling and scrap utilisation is particularly notable, as material stewardship is a critical objective for the aluminium value chain. This latest certification brings a strong emphasis on metal recycling activities within ASI, and we commend AMAG’s commitment and technological investments in this area, as well as their broader sustainability endeavours.”

“I am proud of having passed the very demanding ASI audit concerning governance, social and environmental aspects with such a positive result”, states AMAG COO Helmut Kaufmann.

ASI Certification process

ASI’s Standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminium in their products. All current ASI members in the ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ classes will be working towards their own ASI certifications in the coming two years. ASI Members are listed at https://aluminium-stewardship.org/about-asi/current-members/

ASI’s custom-built online assurance platform, elementAl underpins the entire certification workflow for both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. First, elementAl’s user-oriented interface and workflows support the prospective company during the initial self-assessment phase and data is protected by a secure firewall. With a click, the company can make their relevant elementAl information accessible to their chosen auditor. Auditors use elementAl to support audit planning, on-site verification and reporting. ASI reviews submitted audit reports for conformity with ASI’s assurance procedures as a final control, before the certification approval and certificate(s) are issued. Full ASI certification is valid for three years, usually with a surveillance audit at approximately 18 months.


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