Novelis has achieved ASI Performance Standard at its Ohle, Germany plant, covering its semi-fabrication activities for producing cold mill semi-finished products, packaging products and flexible tubes. In addition, the company has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Certification covering both Ohle and Alunorf.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Novelis’ plant in Ohle, Germany has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The Ohle plant supplies foil and packaging products to such diverse applications as coffee capsules, foil trays for the food industry, aluminium coil cores and flexible tubes for Automotive and Caravan. ASI Chain of Custody Certification has also been successfully achieved covering both Ohle and Alunorf, a semi-fabrication facility also in Germany. The Alunorf plant, a joint venture between Novelis and Hydro, achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2019. Novelis is the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminium products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminium.
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 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 independent, third-party audits of Novelis’ Ohle, Germany plant and the Alunorf facility for these latest ASI Certifications were carried out by SZI GmbH.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI warmly congratulates Novelis on these two new ASI Certifications. Semi-fabrication facilities are the critical link between upstream production and a wide range of downstream use sectors and we are delighted to see the ever-growing commitment to responsible practices by key players such as Novelis.”
“Guided by our purpose to shape a sustainable world together, we are focused on implementing sustainable manufacturing processes and operating ethically and responsibly,” says Emilio Braghi, Senior Vice President & President Novelis Europe. “We are proud to receive our first ASI certifications for both the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody as it is another important milestone demonstrating our strong commitment towards sustainability.”