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26 July 2022

Metra Holding S.p.A. has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification at its Foall S.r.l. (foundry) and Metra S.p.A. (extrusion) production facilities in Italy for the re-melting of primary and secondary aluminum and manufacture of aluminum alloy extruded sections.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Metra Holding S.p.A. has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard at its Foall S.r.l. foundry and Metra S.p.A. extrusion plant in Rodengo Saiano, Italy. The foundry has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes of extrusion ingots, while the extrusion facility produces 90,000 tonnes of extruded products per year.

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 Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The independent, third-party audit of the Metra Holding S.p.A. operations was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.

“We sincerely congratulate Metra Holding S.p.A. on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at its Rodengo Saiano foundry and extrusion operations. The expectations of downstream sectors supplied by these plants, including building and construction, automotive, transport, energy and infrastructure, are increasingly going beyond quality requirements to include sustainability issues. This ASI Certification demonstrates that the plants operate to industry-leading ESG criteria.”

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“Metra is a worldwide leading company in the design and manufacturing of extruded aluminium alloy profiles for construction and industrial use. Sustainability is a milestone of our business. In the short and long term, our strategy of growth must be inspired by principle of sustainability: our commitment responds to our society’s and our planet’s needs. The material we work is crucial along the path of humanity towards sustainability: aluminium plays a leading role in the construction of sustainable buildings with low environmental impact, and it will also be a key factor in lightweighting the world of transportation. The ASI certification increases the reputation of Metra Group and protects both its employees and its customers, who are, more and more, demanding socially responsible production processes.”

– Enrico Zampedri, CEO at Metra Group

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