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16 September 2022

Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification with a focus on Material Stewardship for the production and sale of semi-finished aluminium profiles at their operation in Luedenscheid, Germany. 

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH has been certified against the Performance Standard (V2) 2017. The family-owned enterprise with 70 employees produces extrusion profiles for customers in the automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical engineering, medical, furniture and lighting sectors.

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. ASI Performance Standard certifications focusing on ‘material stewardship’ address issues such as product design, life cycle assessments, management of process scrap and collection and recycling of products at end-of-life.

The independent, third-party audit of the Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH operation was carried out by SZI GmbH.

“ASI congratulates Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH on achieving Performance Standard Certification at its Luedenscheid facility. One of the key sustainability contributions of downstream users of aluminium is the assessment of their products over the life cycle, which can inform both improvements to the product itself, its end-of-life management, as well as customer purchasing decisions through Environmental Product Declarations. Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH’s ASI certification demonstrates that small and medium size enterprises are playing an important role in fostering a responsible aluminium value chain.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“Sustainability is more than environmental protection. We are aware of our responsibility towards all stakeholders and are continuously working to improve our carbon footprint. Careful use of our resources is a matter of course for us. Therefore, the next step for Gerhardi AluTechnik to support our sustainability strategies was to get audited according to the ASI Performance Standard – we have successfully completed this and received the ASI certificate. Certification to this standard confirms our honest and ecological approach to our work and we are proud to be able to guarantee our customers that their products are produced integrating principles for the material stewardship of aluminium.”

– Andrea Leukel, Spokeswoman of the Management

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