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19 December 2022

Gränges has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) and Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V1 (2017) Certifications for the design and manufacture of rolled strip and sheet of aluminium at Gränges Americas, Inc production sites in Huntingdon, Tennessee, Newport, Arkansas and Salisbury North Carolina, and the related corporate functions at the Headquarters in Franklin (TN) in the USA. The three production sites have a combined production capacity of 240 ktonnes.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Gränges has received dual ASI Certification for the design and manufacture of rolled strip and sheet of aluminum at Gränges Americas, Inc production sites in Huntingdon (TN), Newport (AR) and Salisbury (NC) and the related corporate functions at the Headquarters in Franklin (TN) in the USA. The rolled products are destined for use in HVAC, automotive, specialty packaging, transformers, auto heat shield, food containers, converter foil and other applications. Earlier in 2019, 2021 and 2022, the company achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification and Chain of Custody Certification at production facilities in Shanghai, China and Finspang, Sweden.

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 audit of the Gränges Americas, Inc. operations and headquarters was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

“We congratulate Gränges Americas on achieving dual ASI Certification for its US-based operations in Huntingdon, Newport and Salisbury, and the related corporate functions at its US Headquarters. As attention on the use of plastics increases, the circularity potential of aluminium in rolled products is critical. With appropriate upstream sourcing in place, Gränges’ dual ASI Certification at these rolling operations enables it to offer its downstream customers the possibility to source responsibly produced aluminium products.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“Achieving ASI certification has been a key strategic focus for us to become a sustainability leader within the aluminium industry. The certification strengthens our competitive position within the markets we serve and underpins our drive towards improving sustainability throughout the value chain,”

– Patrick Lawlor, President, Gränges Americas.


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