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4 October 2023

Hindalco Industries Ltd. has achieved ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V1 (2017) Certification for its Kuppam Works plant in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Kuppam is Hindalco’s second facility to achieve ASI’s CoC certification. The facility achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 Certification in August 2023.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Hindalco Industries Ltd has been successfully certified against the ASI CoC Standard V1 (2017) for the manufacturing of value-added aluminium extrusion profiles at its Kuppam Works plant. The plant currently has a capacity of 15,000 tonnes of aluminium alloy extruded products per annum.

The ASI CoC Standard V1 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 CoC Standard also confirms that appropriate policies and due diligence processes are in place to identify and address critical issues in the supply chain, such as corruption, human rights abuses, and materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

The independent, third-party audit of the Hindlaco Industries Ltd. Kuppam Works facility was carried out by CETIZION Verifica. The audit took place prior to May 31, 2023, thus enabling a Chain of Custody Standard V1 certification. No non-conformances were identified.

“We congratulate Hindalco Industries Ltd on achieving CoC Certification at the Kuppam Works extrusion plant. Dual ASI Certification is an important signal to customers that the company is committed to responsible production and ethical sourcing practices. As the regulatory landscape continues to change and require increasing upstream transparency, CoC Certification helps identify and mitigate supply chain risks.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“I am happy that we now offer customers verified sustainability credentials that our products are responsibly sourced and produced. This provides assurance to our customers and other business partners that we are strongly committed to meeting their increased sustainability requirements and demand for sustainable aluminium.”

– Mr. Nilesh Koul, Head- Downstream Aluminium Business

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