Hydro Extruded Solutions has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for seven of its facilities in Europe. The facilities’ activities include ingot casting, extrusion, fabrication and surface finishing of aluminium profiles, and manufacture of aluminium tubes.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Hydro Extruded Solutions has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard for its facilities in Birtley (UK), Bedwas (UK), Cheltenham (UK), Chrzanów (Poland), Tibshelf (UK), Tønder Precision Tubing (Denmark) and Trzcianka (Poland). Their products are destined for applications in building and construction, electronics, transportation, among other industry sectors.
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 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 audit of Hydro Extruded Solutions was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We warmly congratulate Hydro Extruded Solutions on their multi-site Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification. Hydro has continued to expand their CoC Certifications from their primary production business divisions through to rolled products, and this latest Certification now enables their extruded metal customers to leverage the company’s sustainability credentials further downstream and in a great variety of key business sectors. ”
“This is a milestone for us in our sustainability agenda, and in our strategy to help our customers document that they offer aluminium products that are sourced and produced responsibly throughout the entire value chain,” says executive vice president Egil Hogna, who leads Hydro’s Extruded Solutions business area. “Doing business the right way is what our company is all about.”