Hammerer Aluminium Industries has achieved ASI Performance Standard Provisional Certification for its re-melting and casting operations at the HAI Santana S.R.L. facility in Romania. 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 provisionally certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The HAI Santana S.R.L. facility’s casted products are destined for various downstream uses including in the automotive, electronics, transportation, building and construction sectors. The Provisional Certification has been achieved under the ASI Interim Policy regarding Audits, Audit-Related Travel and Coronavirus, which clarifies the reasonable accommodations that can be made to audit plans in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation.
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 audit of the HAI Santana S.R.L. facility was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH as a ‘desktop’ exercise with a remote review of relevant documentation. Some criteria have been noted as ‘unable to rate’ as they require on-site evaluation by the auditor. These will be evaluated when an on-site audit can be scheduled.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “ASI congratulates Hammerer Aluminium Industries on the Performance Standard Provisional Certification for their HAI Santana S.R.L. facility, the first facility in Romania to achieve an ASI Certification. Our members operate in international supply chains worldwide, and each certification in a new country serves to demonstrate their global approach to implementing responsible production practices regardless of where they operate. This certification marks the 40th country worldwide with an ASI certified facility.”
Markus Schober, Managing Director of Hammerer Aluminium Industries said, “We are very proud that HAI Santana is the first facility to achieve an ASI certification in Romania. And we are delighted that shortly after the ASI certification in Ranshofen, the casting in Santana also received the certificate, underlining the high standard of our CASTING division. For us, the sustainable design of our business processes is a task that can only be achieved by joining forces at all HAI-locations.”