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6 July 2021

Novelis has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for the recycling, remelting and manufacturing of aluminium coil and sheet at their Novelis Korea Limited plant at Yeongju, Korea. The plant produces flat-rolled aluminium products serving the beverage can, food packaging, construction and electronics markets across Asia.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Novelis has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium at the Novelis Korea Limited plant in Yeongju, Korea. The recycling facility is the largest of its kind in Asia with the capacity to recycle 320,000 tons of aluminium annually.

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

The independent, third-party audit of the Novelis Korea Limited plant was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Novelis on extending their ASI Performance Standard Certifications to ten facilities with the addition of their Yeongju, Korea plant. The facility’s capacity to process recycled aluminium feedstock and make used beverage cans into new beverage cans is a great example of the circularity of aluminium. Their customers in the packaging and other sectors served by this plant now have the assurance that the plant’s processes meet ASI’s criteria for responsible production of aluminium.”

“By achieving the ASI Performance Standard certification, Novelis is further advancing our operations toward customers’ growing demand for independently certified sustainable aluminum,” said Sachin Satpute, Executive Vice President & President Novelis Asia. “This achievement demonstrates that we are committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals, while delivering on our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together.”

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