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23 March 2020

Hammerer Aluminium Industries has achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification for its re-melting and casting facility in Ranshofen, Austria. The plant’s operations include the production of extrusion billets and rolling ingots from recycled aluminium scrap.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Hammerer Aluminium Industries has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for its re-melting and casting operations. The company’s casted products are destined for various downstream uses including in the automotive, electronics, transportation, building and construction 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. 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 independent, third-party audits of the Hammerer Aluminium Industries plant was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “Our congratulations go to Hammerer Aluminium Industries on their ASI Performance Standard Certification. Basing their production on recycled aluminium scrap enables the company to make a significant contribution to a sustainable aluminium value chain, and their ASI Certification demonstrates an additional level of commitment to responsible production.”

“Driven by our purpose to create better and sustainable business processes we are very proud to join the ASI community. We are focused on continuous improvement in sustainable manufacturing processes and ethical, social and environmental responsibility”, emphasizes Rob van Gils, CEO of HAI-Group. And Markus Schober, Managing Director of Hammerer Aluminium Industries adds: “For us it’s important to ensure that all aluminium pre- and post-consumer scrap is recycled efficiently to maximise aluminium recycling rates and to contribute to a climate-neutral and circular economy. We see ASI as a baseline for a sustainable aluminium value chain.”

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