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19 March 2024

Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) and Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V2 (2022) Certification for its facility, Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd., located in Jiangyin, China. The facility manufactures aluminium plate strips and foil blanks.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 and Chain of Custody V2 (2022). The facility has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes of aluminium plate strips and aluminium foil blanks for use in aluminium foil production and other downstream applications.

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 and ASI CoC Standard V2 were launched in May 2022 following a multi-year revision process.

The ASI Performance Standard 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 ASI CoC Standard 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 process are in place to identify and address critical issues, such as corruption, human rights abuses, materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the supply chain and support responsible sourcing.

The independent, third-party audits of the Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. facility was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd. A full listing of audit findings outlining evidence of conformances and minor non-conformances is available from page 5 in each of the summary audit reports, linked below. Five minor non-conformances were noted during the Performance Standard Certification audit, under Criteria 4.1a Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, 9.8b Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas – Identify and assess risks, 9.8e Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas – Report annually, 10.8a-c Working Time and 11.1b-e Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System – Reviews and disclosure. One minor non-conformance was identified during the Chain of Custody Certification audit under Criterion 7.2 Risk Assessment and Mitigation. During the Certification Periods, Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. will be implementing a corrective action plan, which will be verified in follow-up audits.

“We congratulate Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd on achieving dual ASI Certification at its Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. rolling facility. We’re pleased that the company continues to expand the number of its ASI-certified assets, leveraging the ASI Standards as a critical foundation and framework to drive responsible production improvements across its operations while also supporting responsible sourcing.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“We are pleased to have obtained both ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certifications, which align with our company’s guiding philosophy: putting people first while advancing science, technology and environmental protection for the benefit of society. We will continue to build partnerships locally and globally that serve to uphold strong ethical standards in our production processes and sourcing.”

– Yanhua Li, General Manager of Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd.

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