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7 February 2020

Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification for several facilities at its Donghai Industrial Park and Nanshan Industrial Park sites, including alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casthouse operations, and four semi-fabrication production lines. The company’s subsidiary, Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co. Ltd., was the first facility in China to achieve ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2019.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that several Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co., Ltd. facilities have been successfully certified against ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The facilities located at two industrial parks in Shandong Province include an alumina refinery, aluminium smelter, and semi-fabrication operations including an alloy slab line, two alloy plate and strip production lines, and a hot rolling line.

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 audit of Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co., Ltd. was carried out by DNV GL.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI congratulates Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co., Ltd. on their ASI Certifications for these facilities. This is a significant achievement given that it covers both ASI Standards and includes operations from alumina refining through to semi-fabrication, strengthening its already achieved certification at the company’s aluminium foil plant subsidiary. Shandong Nanshan now has the most facilities certified for a China-headquartered ASI Member.”

Mr. Cheng Rence, the director of Nanshan Group and the chairman of Nanshan Aluminium, said “I am very glad that the entire industrial chain of Nanshan Aluminium has passed the ASI performance standard certification. Nanshan Aluminium always adheres to the sustainability development concept, actively performs social responsibility, devotes itself to achieving sustainable and high-quality development, and spares no effort to carry out ASI certification of the entire industrial chain based on its own complete aluminium industrial chain to establish the Company’s international image of a capable, responsible and sustainable company, and we are ready to make our due contribution to the sustainable development of the aluminium industry and entire society.”

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