ASI certifies Hindalco Industries’ Taloja Works facility against Performance Standard
Hindalco Industries Ltd has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its Taloja Works sheet rolling operation in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.
18 April 2023
Hindalco Industries Ltd has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its Taloja Works sheet rolling operation in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. This is Hindalco’s third ASI-certified rolling facility after its Mouda and Hirakud FRP rolling plants, which achieved Performance Standard Certification in February 2022 and December 2022 respectively.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Hindalco Industries Ltd has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard at its Taloja Works plant in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Taloja Works plant contributes to one fourth of Hindalco’s total rolled products’ volume and 20 per cent of its output is made for lithographic applications. Its products include litho sheets, foilstock, closure stock, auto finstock, lamp caps and aluminium composite panels.
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 V2 (2017) 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 Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, labour rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The independent, third-party audits of Hindalco Industries Ltd.’s Taloja Works facility was carried out by LiberoAssurance.
“We congratulate Hindalco Industries Ltd, for achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at its Taloja Works rolling mill. Rolled aluminium products are inputs to an extensive range of downstream sectors, making rolling mills key players that support further production in numerous global supply chains. This ASI Certification is a stepping stone for the company, identifying successes and gaps, and providing a route to implement more responsible production practices.”
– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI
“This certification is a recognition towards our relentless efforts to make the world Greener with our variety of product ranges. The certification process itself is a great enabler to identify the strengths and opportunity for improvements towards sustainable and responsible production practices. We at Hindalco Taloja team are feeling more committed and responsible towards our sustainability goals and intermediate milestones to achieve those goals.”
– Soumojit Dawn, Unit Head at Hindalco Taloja Plant
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