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19 March 2024

Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) Certification for its smelter and casthouse facility, located in Xining City, Qinghai Province, China. The facility produces liquid aluminium and aluminium ingots.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd. has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022). The facility has an annual aluminium production capacity of 600,000 tonnes.

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 V3 (2022) was launched in May 2022 following a multi-year revision process. It defines 11 principles and 62 criteria under three sustainability pillars – Environment, Social, and Governance – with the aim to address pressing sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain, such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, circularity, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The independent, third-party audit of Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd. was carried out by China Quality Mark Certification Group. A full listing of audit findings outlining evidence of conformances and minor non-conformances is available from page 5 of the summary audit report, linked below. Sixteen minor non-conformances are noted under Criteria 1.3a-e Code of Conduct, 2.4a-e Responsible Sourcing, 3.1a-b Sustainability Reporting, 3.3a-c Payments to Governments, 4.1a Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, 4.1b-c Environmental Life Cycle Assessment – Disclosure, 5.1a-b Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Energy Use, 5.3a-e GHG Emissions Reduction Plans, 6.1a-f Emissions to Air, 6.2a-g Discharges to Water, 6.3a-g Assessment and Management of Spills and Leakages, 7.1a-b Water Assessment and Disclosure, 9.8e Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas – Report Annually, 9.9 Security practice, 11.1b-e Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System – Reviews and disclosure and 11.1b-e Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System – Reviews and disclosure. During the Certification Period, Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd. will be implementing a corrective action plan, which will be verified in follow-up audits.

“We congratulate Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd. for achieving Performance Standard Certification for its aluminium smelter and casthouse facility. The facility uses a combination of hydropower and electrolysis technology that help to reduce the GHG emission intensity of its products and meet the criteria of the Performance Standard. Looking beyond GHG emissions, the company’s ASI Performance Standard Certification enables it to benchmark its overall responsible production practices against a full spectrum of ESG criteria and establish a plan for continuous improvement.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative


“Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd.’s successful ASI Performance Standard Certification shows our long-term commitment to improving corporate governance, promoting responsible production and procurement, and sustainable development. This Certification demonstrates our responsible procurement and production and marks an important milestone in our enterprise development. We will continue to pursue science and technology innovation, follow the principles of responsible manufacturing throughout our production process, and work to reduce carbon emissions across our production chain. We are committed to contributing to the high-quality development of aluminum enterprises in a sustainable manner”

– Qi Weixi, General Manager of Huanghe Xinye Co., Ltd.


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